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Vision and Values

 

Our Vision

Learn Believe Achieve

Hand in hand with God and each other

 

Learn

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.

 

Believe

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.

 

Attitude

‘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.

Curriculum Drivers 

Global Citizens

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.

 

 

Bold Adventurers

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.

 

Avid Readers

We aim for children will develop their imagination using rich vocabulary from a range of books to communicate effectively with confidence and enthusiasm.

 

 

Healthy Champions

We want children to be healthy, both physically and mentally. We believe mental and physical strength is key to be successful and happy.

 

 

Christian Values 

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:

 

Wisdom

We aim for children to make the right choices and decisions, being prepared to listen to advice and think before they speak.

Compassion

We encourage children to try to understand how others are feeling and do their best to help and support each other.

Perseverance

We want children to try their hardest even when a task is difficult and use mistakes a way to move learning forward.

 

Respect

We value everyone’s contributions and believe all feelings should be considered. We are prepared to listen and share views without rudeness.

Community

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.

 

 

Courage

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.

 

 

 

To read more about our Christian Values click on the link below

Learning Muscles 

As a school we believe it is essential to develop the children’s independent learning skills to enable them to become life long learners and prepare them to an ever change world of work. We have worked together to develop what we feel are the key skills needed for this, our learning muscles.

 

Resourceful

We help children to become self-motivated in working towards their goals, showing initiative and being creative.

Resilient

We encourage children to be resilient when things get tough, to persevere and believe in themselves.

 

 

Risk-taker

We celebrate risks being taken as children learn to be courageous and use mistakes productively to move learning forward.

 

 

Reflective

We aim for children to be reflective about their learning and behaviour, to be open-minded, inquisitive and set goals for themselves.

 

 

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