Learn Believe Achieve
Hand in hand with God and each other
Learning is at the forefront of our minds. At Norton CEVC we take pride in developing outstanding teaching and learning by having the highest expectations for all our pupils and knowing them well. In an ever-changing world, pupils will be equipped with the necessary skills and qualities needed to embrace life’s challenges and opportunities. We will learn about ourselves and others around us both socially, emotionally and spiritually.
At Norton CEVC we encourage everyone to believe in their own achievements both personally and academically. Through our curriculum, pupils will be opened to a wide range of experiences so that they can develop aspirational attitudes. As a church school we affirm our Christian belief in God with our Christian values being at the heart of our school.
‘Achieve’ reflects the importance of achieving academically and celebrating the rewards of hard work and resilience. We also value the many personal achievements that our pupils demonstrate each day; everyone is encouraged to aim high in order to be the best they can be.
As a school, through discussions with parents, governors, staff and children, we have identified Christian Values, Curriculum Drivers and Learning Muscles which provide the foundations for the curriculum we deliver, takes into consideration the context of our school and embeds the school's vision.
Our drivers are areas that we value as a school; they give focus to learning opportunities and are embedded throughout teaching and learning, developing the child as a whole.
We want children to grow up feeling valued and knowing they have a contribution to make. We recognise and respect the range of beliefs and cultures in our world.
We aim for children will be excited by the real world, engaging in rich experiences to develop their imagination. We develop confidence by learning to manage mistakes.
We aim for children will develop their imagination using rich vocabulary from a range of books to communicate effectively with confidence and enthusiasm.
We want children to be healthy, both physically and mentally. We believe mental and physical strength is key to be successful and happy.
Our school’s Christian character contributes significantly to the academic achievement, personal development and well-being of all learners. Although we are a church school, we are inclusive to all members of the community we serve. Our aim is that pupils from all faiths and those without a faith feel safe and happy, secure in the knowledge that their beliefs are respected and valued.
The Christian character is evident in the strong sense of respect existing between staff and pupils, who are proud to be a part of our 'distinctive' school.
As a community, we have identified six values that are woven into the very fabric of the school which we expect all members of the school community – children, staff, governors and parents– to model:
We aim for children to make the right choices and decisions, being prepared to listen to advice and think before they speak.
We encourage children to try to understand how others are feeling and do their best to help and support each other.
We want children to try their hardest even when a task is difficult and use mistakes a way to move learning forward.
We value everyone’s contributions and believe all feelings should be considered. We are prepared to listen and share views without rudeness.
In school we are one big family. We are a community that looks after each other, welcomes and accepts others, no matter who they are.
We aim for children to show bravery in new and challenging situations. We want them to stand by our beliefs and stay to what is right and true.
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