Goldsmith Primary Academy, Goldsmith Road, Harden, Walsall, WS3 1DL
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
goldsmith primary academy ethos and values

Ethos and Values

Dream. Rise. ASPIRE.


At Goldsmith, it is our mission to ensure all pupils dream big, rise academically and 'ASPIRE' to their next chapter in life. It is intrinsic to everything we do. From dreaming big in future career aspirations to dreaming big on the sports field, our pupils will unlock their personal and academic potential.  

How will you dream, rise and ASPIRE?


ASPIRE Character Virtues and Learner Skills

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Our ASPIRE framework develops students character virtues and learning strategies. We work collaboratively with the Jubilee Centre at University of Birmingham to ensure our six character virtues of respect, responsibility, resilience, compassion, collaboration and creativity are ‘taught’, ‘caught’ and ‘sought’ in learning and in life. Across our family of schools,  students aspire in every lesson, every day to be the best learners and best people that they can be.

Do it the right way...Do it the GPA Way!

GPA WAYDo it the right way at GPA! The GPA Way is our code of conduct; our social rules. They help our pupils to succeed by ensuring that the boundaries are very clear and founded in mutual respect and tolerance. Our GPA way enables our pupils to express their individual liberty whilst being fantastic working citizens of tomorrow. 

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S.T.A.R.S help our pupils to focus in their learning. Again, as with our social behaviours, our learning behaviours are founded in the respect given to the speaker and actively participating in the session being delivered. Our pupils are 'S.T.A.R.S' every day in their learning and this useful reminder ensures our high standards are maintained. 

British Values:

At GPA, we uphold the British Values throughout all we do. This is evident in our assemblies, whole-school values, social rules and learning rules, seen above. British Values are also clearly exemplified through our curriculum breadth, teaching pupils of all ages about the rule of law, mutual respect and individual liberty. Tolerance of other religions and cultures is addressed through our Religious Education curriculum and Personal, Social and Heath Education curricula. Democracy is is central to appointment to all our junior leadership roles; pupils are elected by student populations , either class or whole-school.