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Whitehead Primary School, Whitehead, County Antrim

Mission Statement & Aims

Mission Statement

“To provide, in partnership with parents, a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment where children can achieve their full potential and pursue excellence.”


Our Core Values

Our Core Values are based on the acronym SHINE. In Whitehead Primary School we:

  • Share
  • Help
  • Include
  • Nurture
  • Excel 


  • To provide a safe, enriching and stimulating environment where children can achieve their full potential, develop self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline.
  • To promote enthusiastic and enquiring attitudes to learning.
  • To provide opportunities for children to engage in active learning contexts across all areas of the curriculum, developing skills and capabilities for lifelong learning.
  • To develop communication skills in order to express themselves socially, emotionally, physically, to develop as individuals and engage with others.
  • To engage children in effective learning by using a wide range of teaching strategies, balancing whole class, group and individual activities.
  • To foster the acquisition of social skills and prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of future life.
  • To promote positive attitudes towards an active and healthy lifestyle, relationships, personal growth and change.
  • To encourage children to develop an awareness of right and wrong and understand how their actions can affect others.
  • To make children aware of their rights and responsibiliteis in order that they might contribute to creating a better world for themselves and those around them.
  • To develop an awareness and respect for the similarities and differences in families and people involved with school and living in the wider community.
  • To develop an effective partnership with parents and strong links with the community.