What Are We Like?
What you will find at Windmill is encapsulated by our motto: 'Enjoyment, Achievement and Aspirations' and this sums up our ethos too:
- Children and adults enjoy being here because they feel safe, cared for, challenged and supported.
- They achieve well because of the excellent provision (resources, facilities and staffing), opportunities (great teaching and extensive curriculum) and high expectations.
- We hope that children (and adults) at Windmill set themselves targets for the future and go for them. We aspire to be successful in small things and big things.
Our core purpose is to give children the best possible start to the rest of their lives.
Our values are fundamental to every decision we make:
'Every day is a new day'
'Be there for each other'
'Do your best'
'Don't give up'
'Believe in yourself'
We are committed to raising standards of basic skills: the ability to read, write and speak in English and to use Mathematics and ICT at a level necessary to function and progress at work and in society in general.
We want every child to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background or circumstances. High performance, coupled with well-being is the right of every child. We believe that doing well in education is the most effective route for young people towards success and prosperity.
What people say about us
"I just wanted to say what a pleasure it has been to work alongside your talented staff this term; the commitment at Windmill to ensuring the best for your children has impressed me greatly."
"I need to let you know how impressed I was by all that I saw and the wonderful feeling of calm and good behaviour across the school. Every child I met and spoke to was polite and helpful and it was clear you are all happy and secure in school."
"What a pleasure it was to referee your school football team last night. They showed an excellent attitude throughout the game, put in lots of effort and clearly enjoyed playing. I thought they were a credit to the school."
Teacher from neighbouring primary school
"Windmill is a wonderful place to work. Staff are committed to their work and nurture their pupils, which creates a fantastic working atmosphere where students are keen to learn and eager to meet high expectations."
Telford supply teacher
"You could not possibly do any more for my child - the support she receives is amazing and I feel confident that she is getting the best education available"
"Windmill promotes a very positive ethos. I feel very supported and I am able to maintain close working relationships with other staff. I enjoy my job."
'I enjoyed working with your children and I should say you have very well behaved children in your school. The teachers were also very warm...'
Visitor from Schools' Multicultural Development Service
'Thank you for the opportunity to work with the children last week, I was extremely impressed by their talent and enthusiasm. In fact, walking round the school I was very aware of the calm but cheerful atmosphere and the beautifully behaved children.'
Visitor from Telford & Wrekin Culture Zone