The WSS Manifesto aims to highlight the key values we adopt from an organisational and educational perspective to deliver an outstanding educational programme and create a fruitful and enriching learning experience for all our stakeholders to enable them to reach their full potential. These core values are at the heart of what we do and what we stand for.
We ensure that at the end of each programme, every student, regardless of their starting point or any barriers to learning, has acquired and practised new skills, knowledge, professional values, and behaviour to plan with confidence the next stages of their education and flourish in their future studies and beyond.
Knowledge is Power
Feed your confidence with knowledge
At WSS, we believe that once you have confidence, you can do anything. Confident people believe in their skills and have faith in their ability to succeed. That is why we encourage confident learners by providing them with the knowledge and support they need to reach their full potential.
Confident learners are also more willing to take risks and venture outside of their comfort zones, leading to personal growth and development. At WSS, we provide our participants with a range of challenging activities, as challenges are central to developing a growth mindset by extending a learner’s thinking, knowledge, and skills.
Curiosity Fuels Success - fire your fears and fuel your curiosity
Curiosity is the driving force of intellectual achievement; it’s what motivates us to keep learning, seek answers, discover and try new things; and push ourselves to fill in the gaps in our knowledge.
At WSS, we believe in supporting curiosity as a core value in our staff and student community in order to cultivate an active mind. The learning environment can have a key impact on inspiring curiosity.
Our WSS programmes model curiosity through a rich, interactive, and authentic learning experience that engages participants and makes learning easier to digest and more enjoyable through the constant support and guidance of our inspirational tutors.
Education is more than qualifications
Focus on learning rather than exams
At WSS, we believe in inquiry-based learning where exploration and discovery are at the heart of all creativity and innovative learning.
Our expert tutors take a holistic approach to education that is rooted in experiential learning so that our participants can develop their individual capacities and talents, enhance their inquisitiveness, and foster a lasting questioning attitude towards the world that goes far beyond the exam grades and other forms of assessments.
This authentic and innovative approach to education encourages our students to reach their full potential and significantly improve their progress and achievement.
Without challenge, there is no growth - Challenge yourself to grow
At WSS, we strongly focus on constant lifelong learning and encourage our participants to constantly seek new opportunities outside their comfort zone to grow and reach their full potential.
Our programmes are engaging and focus on an authentic active learning approach that encourages deep learning. This enables our participants to experience activities that focus on higher-order thinking, which requires them to try and try again and reach their own conclusions through experiential learning and feedback from our world-class tutors.
At WSS, we are committed to instilling a culture of trial and error that includes risk-taking, learning from failure, and developing a “have-a-go attitude.”
Participants who embrace these challenges, adopt a growth mindset, are more motivated and creative, have a higher performance level, and thrive during challenges as they enjoy the process more.
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