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Visions and Values

Vision for North West Surrey Short Stay School 2023/24

  • All Year 11 students leave with five GCSEs or equivalent qualifications at the highest possible grades.
  • Every student has an appropriate pathway to an appropriate educational placement.
  • All students receive outstanding teaching and learning; supported with outstanding pastoral care.
  • Create and embed an aspirational learning culture for both students and staff.


At North West Surrey Short Stay School we want our students to FLOURISH. We want them to recognise and acknowledge their core values to enable them in a successful journey through life. Our school values are:


  • Family
  • Listen
  • Opportunity
  • Understanding
  • Responsible
  • Inspire
  • Success
  • Honesty


What do our NWSSSS values mean?


Core family values are:





Conflict Resolution


A commitment to give values to another's words and ideas. Listening to hear - not to respond.


We want all students to take each opportunity they are given and we want to provide many different learning opportunities, both in and out of the classroom. 


Being sympathetic to someone's woes; opening your thoughts to appreciate what someone feels or experiences.


To acknowledge accountability and own your actions.


To inspire confidence and others in succeeding.


Simply that -  'Success is an Attitude'.


Someone who tells the truth.


British Values and the Social, Moral and Spiritual Curriculum


SMSC and British Values underpin our work. Themes are woven through the curriculum and classroom displays.


Students are encouraged to reflect during the day. Moral and ethical discussions and decision making are central to our work in helping learners to manage their behaviour, make informed choices and improve their outcomes.


We actively prepare students for adult life by encouraging respectful behaviour and promoting healthy self esteem.


The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and considered them to be:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs


These values are shared through discussions, displays, assemblies and discrete learning activities.


Mutual respect
We support students to understand each other and promote respect and dignity for everyone. Everyone in our school  is treated fairly. However  this does not mean everyone is treated in the the same way at all times. Students and staff are always able to voice their opinions and we foster an environment where people are safe to disagree with each other.