Through this planning process, we have discovered afresh that the Woodstock community has a clear set of core values. These have found their best expression at this stage in the "Desired Learning Outcomes", which we propose be at the centre of Woodstock as a learning community, with equal validity for staff and students. We have also noted, however, that shared values are not an infallible source of clarity in decision-making; values conflict in some situations, and may not be expressed in a way which brings light to the process.
We therefore propose that the school develops a statement of Guiding Principles which will convert our shared values into decision-making tools. This is recommended as an action within the Vision and Leadership Strategy.