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Our Vision, Ethos and Values

Vision and Ethos

'Together we are a Rainbow of Possibilities'

We at Westlands believe that our role is to provide children with opportunities where they can become confident,  independent lifelong learners. We strive to enable each child to identify their unique talents, unlock their full potential in life and flourish into confident, happy and caring members of the community. We encourage all children to strive tirelessly to achieve their full potential, chase their dreams and achieve more than they ever believed possible.

In our school the culture is centred around mutual respect.  Everyone has a voice and is valued for their opinions, their beliefs and their backgrounds.   We aim for all of our children to develop independence from a young age and we nurture them as they grow into inquisitive, sociable and resilient young people. 

Our Values

We have five core values, which underpin everything we do in school.  These values are embodied by our school mascot Pepe the Personal Power Penguin, a creature which survives against the odds, cares for others and achieves incredible things.

      Pepe the Personal Power Penguin 

We have chosen Pepe as our school mascot because penguins are loyal, loving, intelligent creatures who are self-aware, resilient and work well together.  We believe these qualities embody our pupils. our values and our learning behaviours.   At Westlands, we make our Penguin Promises. 

We promise to:

Be Positive

Be Prepared

Be Proud

Be Polite

Be Punctual


Each week, staff will nominate two children from their class to receive a Pepe Promise Award Certificate for demonstrating one of our Penguin Promises! Visitors are also invited to reward children with a Pepe Penny if they see one of Pepe's Promises being fulfilled.