We have six core school values which underpin how we live and how we interact with one another. They help us to "let our light shine" and live out our school vision.
We love one another.
Jesus said, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6 v.31
Love is divine. “Love your neighbour as yourself.” Matthew 22 v.39
We have faith in God. We have trust in each other.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, never rely on what you think you know. Proverbs 3 v.5
We care for everyone.
Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another, to show love and to do good.
Hebrews 10 v.24
We are willing to put our hurt to the side and start again.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
The Lord’s Prayer
We know we can rely on God.
Continue on a firm and secure foundation, and don’t allow yourselves to be shaken from hope. Colossians 1 v. 25
We keep on in spite of challenge to uncover our gifts that are yet to be revealed.
I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Joshua 1 v.5
Our aim is simple - We Maximise Potential.
We believe that every child has the potential to be the best they can be every day, and we seek to support them to learn and achieve to their maximum potential. We believe that better never stops, and we strive to make our best even better. It is through this cycle of improvement as individuals, as professionals, as students and as families that we can be assured that we make the best of our individual qualities and uniqueness.
We take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern multicultural Britain very seriously. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE and PSHE lessons, and daily worship opportunities allow our pupils to deepen and develop their understanding. Through our curriculum the children come to understand concepts ofMutual Respect, Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs, Democracy, The Rule of Law and Individual Liberty, with pride and we continuously encourage them to demonstrate a good understanding of the application of these to their own lives.
Through our curriculum, we ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community, during which these concepts are shown, through for example, local community events and church events, class charity work, sporting events, and a range of visits.An innovative after-school club, “Young Language Ambassadors” ensures a warm welcome for children from different countries who don’t speak English as a first language.The group also lead the school’s work on social and charitable campaigns, for example, the “Send Our Friend to school” initiative and selling rice from Malawi to our school communiuty. Our school’s embedded Christian values-based ethos gives West Malling students an excellent platform for embracing difference.
Further information about our approach to British Values can be found here.