The way we work at Wyndham
‘Individual empowerment results from quality honking’
Lessons from Geese provides a perfect example of the importance of team work and how it can have a profound and powerful effect on any form of personal or business endeavour. When we use these five principles in our personal and business life it will help us to foster and encourage a level of passion and energy in ourselves, as well as those who are our friends, associates or team members.
It is essential to remember that teamwork happens inside and outside of business life when it is continually nurtured and encouraged.
Lesson 1 – The Importance of Achieving Goals
As each goose flaps its wings it creates an UPLIFT for the birds that follow. By flying in a ‘V’ formation the whole flock adds 71 percent extra to the flying range.
Outcome – When we have a sense of community and focus, we create trust and can help each other to achieve our goals.
Lesson 2 – The Importance of Team Work
When a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front.
Outcome – If we had as much sense as geese we would stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.
Lesson 3 – The Importance of Sharing
When a goose tires of flying up from it drops back into formation and another goose flies to the point position.
Outcome – It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks. We should respect and protect each other’s unique arrangement of skills, capabilities, talents and resources.
Lesson 4 – The Importance of Empathy and Understanding
When a goose gets sick, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to the ground to help and protect it.
Outcome – If we have as much sense as geese we will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong.
Lesson 5 – The Importance of Encouragement
Geese flying in formation ‘HONK’ to encourage those up front to keep up with their speed.
Outcome – We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups and teams where there is encouragement, production is much greater. ‘Individual empowerment results from quality honking’.
The Wyndham Way
Working Together to Achieve Personal Greatness
We believe we are a G R E A T school.
Each letter of the word G R E A T represents one of our expectations. It is part of our learning culture and we celebrate every step on the way to success.
Good to talk, even better to listen
Communication skills are a life skill which we embed in all areas of the curriculum. We develop and share ideas and listen to each other. We listen to all stakeholders to ensure that we are providing the best for the children of Wyndham. In learning time and social time, the art of communicating effectively is of the upmost importance. We encourage all our pupils to ask questions to become independent learners.
Respect myself, others and the community
We respect every individual that works and learns at Wyndham. A culture of respect for the environment and people in it is always praised. Every opportunity is taken to bring visitors into school and for our learning to support the community locally. We learn collaboratively and share ideas as we work.
Enjoy and achieve safely
Our school days should be filled with joy, excitement and fun. We must ensure that we promote an environment of mutual respect and of humour. A safe environment that stimulates and excites, a school where we are confident to smile ahead of our challenges, a school confident enough to laugh together, a school that our community is proud to call its own.
Able to make mistakes and learn from them
We believe that new learning takes place when challenges are presented. We tackle these positively and recognise that making a mistake is part of the learning process. We aim to challenge each individual and support them in their own learning journey.
Together we aim high
Learning begins with the confidence that you can! It is our responsibility to ensure that every child at Wyndham believes they have the ability to learn and the self assurance to solve problems and overcome difficulties. Together we must inspire and enthral, so that children develop a desire to learn that is borne out of the magic of discovery. Learning must be relevant so that children see a reason for new skills and knowledge and can celebrate the feeling of achievement gained from the new doors they can open and be proud of a job well done.