Mission, Vision & Values Our Mission At Wolsey we are committed to ensuring that we never stop developing, improving and innovating our curriculum to ensure that we are delivering new skills and knowledge that our children will need for their future – self-motivation, independence, resilience, curiosity, imagination, determination and kindness. STEP Academy Trust is committed to improving the life chances of all children. Where we have the capacity to make a difference we are morally bound to do so. At the heart of our school, we value the strengths of all members of our school community. We believe that excellent learning occurs when children feel safe and are having fun. Our aim is to form a partnership with families and the community to prepare our diverse school population to become lifelong learners in a high achieving, inclusive, creative, nurturing and safe environment. Our Vision At Wolsey Academy we provide a challenging, dynamic and inspirational environment through which every child is given the opportunity to excel in their talents and abilities, develop pride in their achievement and feel happy, confident and secure. Our Values Our values are the foundation for all learning and interactions at Wolsey Academy. We expect all members of our learning community; staff, parents and carers, children and visitors to always show our values. Our Motto “Passionate learners, excelling together” STEP Values We also recognise our STEP values, which are shared across our academy trust. We teach children that these are our family values. They are: Passion: Passionate about learning Urgency: We recognise the importance of every moment Positivity: We spread positivity to all around us Aspiration: We dare to be great Commitment: We are committed to improving and progressing Our Aims We offer a warm welcome to you and your child and thank you for showing an interest in our Academy. Underpinning all we do is a belief that every moment a child is in school must be used effectively — if time is wasted, it is lost forever and cannot be given back. All our structures and policies are designed to maximise the learning potential of the time our children spend in school. We aim to make our children’s learning experiences varied and inclusive; raising standards, particularly in Literacy and Numeracy, remains our main objective. Although we place particular emphasis on the acquisition of basic skills, we also have great provision for sport and the humanities. Wolsey Academy is a happy Academy, where the successes of every child matters. Indeed, it is the children who make our Academy such a special place.