Values and Ethos

At Norton Community Primary, children come first; our priority is to deliver high quality teaching and learning whilst at the same time promoting new experiences which provide rich and truly enjoyable learning opportunities for our community of children. We aim to encourage children to achieve their very best intellectually, physically and socially. Children only get one chance at their primary education and it is our job to ensure that they all reach for the highest levels of personal achievement and development. Our school is a thriving, purposeful community of learners where adults and children work together in an environment which promotes high quality teaching and learning. Our highest expectations of behaviour enables them to maximise their learning opportunities and encourages them to become well-mannered, tolerant and respectful citizens.

We want every child to be successful; to have high aspirations from the very first day they join us and throughout their school lives so that when they leave us, they are communicative, knowledgeable, are proud of their achievements and are equipped with the necessary key skills for the rest of their lives.

Our aims for all children are that…

  • they should be safe, secure and happy in school.

  • they have equal access to the curriculum, regardless of ability, social background, gender, race or religion.

  • they acquire the necessary skills of literacy and numeracy in order to raise levels of achievement within and beyond the National Curriculum.

  • they experience a broad and balanced curriculum where knowledge, skills and understanding can develop at a pace matched to individual needs.

  • they have a thirst for knowledge and continuous improvement.

  • children have the knowledge and skills to recognise and manage risk

  • they experience consistently good teaching in stimulating learning environments.

  • their parents are encouraged and supported to take an active role in their learning.

  • they develop an appreciation of the importance of responsible behaviour, courtesy and consideration for others.

  • that their personal development is promoted, in order to prepare them to become independent, thoughtful, confident, resilient and valued members of an ever-changing, multi-cultural society.


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