West Calder High School values learning, and believes it should be fun, active and creative.
The school aims to provide high quality learning and teaching experiences with appropriate pace and challenge, to enable young people to be actively involved in and enjoy their education, developing positive attitudes towards learning. We aim to ensure that all learners are able to realise their potential through the promotion and recognition of achievement and excellence. We support West Lothian council's aims to:
• create ‘learning communities’ within our schools that focus on increasing what young people achieve and involving them more in their communities, by getting pupils, parents/carers, school staff and our partners to take part.
• support and challenge all our pupils and students, and the wider population of West Lothian, to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens, and to help them contribute effectively to society.
WCHS Learning and Teaching Policy February 2017