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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 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 and 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 provide a safe, enriching and stimulating environment where children can achieve their full potential, develop self confidence, self esteem and self discipline.
  • To provide opportunities for individual success while promoting enthusiastic, independent and enquiring attitudes to learning.
  • To foster the acquisition of social skills and prepare pupils for the opportunities,responsibilities and experiences of adult 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 some of their rights and responsibilities in order that they might contribute to creating a better world for 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.