The White Horse Federation is a multi-academy trust of primary, secondary, and special schools. We are united by our passion for working collaboratively to provide first-class learning experiences to a wide range of children.
The education we provide enables children to understand more fully their own capabilities and talents. It also equips young people with an understanding of what they must achieve in order to succeed in their ambitions. In doing so, we enable children to strive for excellence as they enter the next phase of their education and, ultimately, the world of work.
At The White Horse Federation, every educator has the best interests of young people at heart. We want to ensure that no child is left behind. Equally important to us is the preservation – and celebration – of the unique identity of each school within our trust. We celebrate and value the contribution each of our schools makes to ensuring young people in South West England receive the best possible education, and enriching experiences.
The White Horse Federation holds 8 promises as the foundation of the values of our trust. These promises are set out in our Little Green Book.
Values-based education is an approach to teaching that uses values to create a strong learning environment that enhances academic attainment and helps students develop social and relationship skills that last throughout their lives. Values are principles that drive behaviour. They influence our actions and attitudes, and become our framework for living. Values also influence our relationship with ourselves and others.
The wide range of positive human values encouraged in The White Horse Federation's schools include patience, respect, fairness, tolerance, compassion, and collaboration.
A positive learning environment is achieved through the values modelled by staff throughout each school. This approach quickly liberates teachers and students from the stress of confrontational relationships, which frees up substantial teaching and learning time.
Values-based education also provides social capacity to students, equipping them with the interpersonal skills, intelligence, and attitude needed to succeed at school and throughout their lives.
All schools in The White Horse Federation are committed to this values-based approach.