Values and Ethos

Our school motto 'Yes I can' encapsulates our core values and ethos.
The core purpose of what we do at West End Primary School is to support all our children to be the very best that they can be. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring children succeed as happy, resilient, confident learners.

All the staff at West End Primary School are committed to providing the highest standards of teaching and learning, through a combination of challenge, support and encouragement. We want all children to do their very best and enjoy coming to school to learn in a safe and happy environment.


We want children to develop a lifelong love of learning and we place achievement at the heart of what we believe in. We will provide the best conditions for learning and success that we can. 


The 3Rs and 3Cs we thread through all learning:


  • Understanding that we are all equally important 
  • Being polite and demonstrating good manners 
  • Treating others as we would wish to be treated 
  • Looking after our school and our equipment 
  • Being ready to learn and always trying our hardest 
  • Being honest about our actions 
  • Understanding that what we do affects others 
  • Knowing how we can look after our world 
  • Finding the courage to persevere when things are tricky  
  • Understanding that making mistakes is part of learning 
  • Working through ups and downs in our relationships 
  • Being happy for others when things do not go our way 
  • Always choosing to be kind 
  • Helping others when they need us 
  • Celebrating our differences 
  • Speaking out to keep me and others safe 
  • Finding ways to express my thoughts and feelings 
  • Thinking in different ways to help solve problems 
  • Having the confidence to be original  
  • Enjoying and seeking opportunities to try new things 


  • Being proud to belong to Bedlington community  
  • Looking for ways to make a positive difference every day 
  • Bringing happiness and care to people in our wider community 
  • Working together to achieve greater things for everyone