Visions & Values

St Ann’s Well’s Vision

Nurturing the Skills, Ambition and Well-being to succeed.

Nurture – help, encourage and develop.

Skills – the ability to do something well; expertise.

Ambition – desire and determination to achieve success.

Well-being – the state of being comfortable, healthy and happy.

School Vision Statement

Through high expectations, our vision is to empower pupils to acquire, demonstrate and articulate knowledge, skills, learning behaviours and personal values that will support them, as life-long learners and responsible citizens of the future.


These core values underpin our vision and everything we do at St Ann’s Well Academy. They help guide us to lead more meaningful lives through the choices we make and influence our attitudes and behaviours.

St Ann’s values are:

Respect – We show consideration and care towards places, people and their beliefs

Responsibility – We act correctly and make decisions on our own

Kindness – We are friendly, generous and considerate

Positivity – We think and respond to situations calmly and optimistically

Honesty – We are truthful and sincere.

Self-belief – We have confidence in our own abilities

Learning Behaviours

To develop children’s life skills, we practise and integrate seven learning behaviours into our curriculum delivery.

Reflection – Children will be able to reflect on their actions and learning and think about how they may do things differently.

Creativity – Children use a range of strategies to help them solve problems. They generate something original: providing an alternative to the expected, the conventional, or the routine.

Resilience – When children come across a difficulty they show the ability to bounce back or keep trying. They are able to cope when things don’t go to plan. When things are challenging they persevere. Children value their mistakes as learning opportunities.

Motivation – Children are engaged in their own learning and always want to move it to the next level. They are actively involved in their learning, enjoy challenges and strive to do their best. They take pride in their work and are determined to improve it.

Curiosity – Children are able to ask questions, investigate and explore new things. They have a growing mindset and thrive on learning and taking part in new experiences.

Independence – Children are able to make their own, well-informed choices. They can select what they need to do and how best to do it. They can locate, process and evaluate information to come to a decision.

Team Work – Children work confidently with others, adapting to different contexts and taking responsibility for their own role. They can listen and take account of others’ views. Form collaborative relationships, resolving issues and reach agreed outcomes. Shoe fairness and consideration towards others.

Our Curriculum

In order to meet our vision, we deliver an ambitious, sequenced and cumulative curriculum that gives our children a wealth of knowledge, skills and a passport of broad experiences – all of which enable our children to be outward-facing, rich in cultural capital and ultimately, ready to embark on their life-long journey into the wider world.

Our curriculum aims to:

  • enable pupils to read easily, fluently and with good understanding and develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • ensure the acquisition of writing and mathematical skills

Key curriculum driver ‘Aspirations’

  • develop pupils’ cultural capital by giving them a broad range of experiences and opportunities
  • be broad and rich providing children with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to develop into well-rounded, informed individuals
  • develop pupils’ life-long, transferable learning behaviours, so equipping them for their next stage of education and consideration for future employment
  • teach pupils to have an awareness of their own moral and spiritual development and to understand right from wrong
  • help children understand the importance of honesty, respect and kindness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all
  • to support pupils’ physical development and ability to take responsibility for their own health.

Click here to read our British Values Statement.