About our school

The SMILE Learning Trust


West Hill Primary School is part of The SMILE Learning Trust with Ottery St Mary Primary School, The Co-operative College and Devon County Council.

The aims of the Trust are:

Strengthen our existing rich and varied curriculum and the quality of our teaching through sharing our ideas and excel lent practice to provide the best for every child.

Maximise the way in which we nurture and support all abilities, helping every child to achieve his/her potential in all areas of learning – social, intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Increase opportunities to teach our children to show care for themselves, others and the world around them, to be courteous and considerate and to respect the opinions and beliefs of others.

Link our two schools to better equip our children with the skills and positive attitudes to become creative and independent thinkers, self-disciplined, responsible individuals and learners for life within an ever-changing world.

Enhance the outstanding all-round education we both provide for our children within caring and respectful environments, based on trust, and…

To develop a formal partnership to promote the continuous improvement of both our schools, for present and future generations, through the sharing of skills, talents and resources.