Vision and Values
Together We Soar
This is a caring and inclusive Church of England primary school. At The Wyche we believe learning is synonymous with joy and fulfilment. It is our mission to make every moment of the day worthwhile, educating the whole child with the whole teacher and increasing the possibilities for change in the world.
"Pupils flourish socially, academically and emotionally in this small and caring school" (Ofsted 2020)
By living and learning together through our Christian values of Safety, Trust, Respect, Inspiration, Value & Engagement, with God’s help, we will support each other to “soar”, lifting hearts and broadening horizons, so that by giving our best today, the world may be better tomorrow.
In the words of the prophet Isaiah: "They will soar on wings like eagles". (Isaiah 40:31)
To soar is to do more than just fly - it is feel your heart lifted, to spread your wings and take off towards a bright future, looking down on all possibilities, gaining perspective and envisaging how far you can go.
If you see any bird soaring, you understand there is invisible support - the thermals holding it up, the "wind beneath it's wings". This support can only be found in warm and sustaining relationships: with oneself, with each other, with the world, with God.
At the Wyche we think that focusing on personal achievement and success is important, but it is not enough. Flying solo or being a "high flyer" will not change the world. We soar when we succeed together, because of each other, and for each other, our success being the world's success.
S T R I V E
Safety Trust Respect Inspiration Value Engagement
At the core of our Christian Vison that "Together We Soar" are the STRIVE values which tie together high expectations, rewards, consequences and a sense of community as we work towards a better tomorrow, today.
We also believe we are equals and are a community where adults and children are encouraged to treat each other with mutual respect, becoming directly involved in the planning of their learning, decision making and design.
Our acts of collective worship promote reflection and prayer on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the witness and examples of Christians past and present and promote mental and spiritual well being, as well as a charitable and moral outlook, exemplifying the STRIVE Christian values in every single assembly and encouraging courageous advocacy.
Our recent Ofsted Inspection said the Wyche puts "the personal and social development of pupils at the heart of learning".