Vision, Purpose, Values and Ethos

Notley Green Primary School is aspirational in its vision to provide an excellent education for all its pupils - summed up by our strapline: “Aiming High; Changing Lives

Our Vision:

“Aiming High – Changing Lives”

To develop a sustainable, growing organisation that is based upon mutual partnership and shared values to ensure that all children within the Partnership get the best possible provision leading to the best possible educational and wider outcomes.

Our Purpose:

HIGH PRINCIPLES CHILD-CENTRED SAFE & SECURE
We will operate in accordance with our Articles of Association and ensure that our VISION, PURPOSE, VALUES and ETHOS are at the heart of everything we do.

We will value children's creativity and individuality, and listen attentively to their views, opinions and feelings.

 

We will keep our children safe, secure and cared for.

 

Aiming High - Changing Lives Everyone has the right to respect Everyone has the right to feel and to be safe
     
BRILLIANT CURRICULUM QUALITY OUTCOMES NEXT STEP READY

We will ensure that high standards in English and Mathematics are at the heart of a creative curriculum that equips children with knowledge and skills through experiencing deep and profound learning for life.

We will aim to provide first-rate teaching in all lessons that enables children to learn and achieve extremely well. We will support children’s holistic development and work hard to overcome barriers  to achievement and build their self-belief and self-confidence.Everyone has the right to learn.

We will ensure that children leave primary education ready, willing and able to successfully take the next step in their learning and the next step in their lives.

Our Core Values:

All our academies have shared Core Values that we expect to be demonstrable in everyone’s attitudes, behaviours and actions:

  • HOPE – to be confident in our expectations of all that we can to achieve individually and together.
  • TRUST - to develop relationships that are built on reliability, openness, honesty and living out the Core Values.
  • RESPONSIBILITY - to have good judgment and the ability to make good choices and decisions.
  • RESPECT- to show positive consideration for people and the planet; to be kind, tolerant and understanding.
  • COURAGE- to have ability to try new things, overcome fear to undertake challenges; to be morally brave: being generous, fair, forgiving and compassionate.
  • PERSEVERANCE - to show a ‘growth mindset’ despite difficulties, failures or obstacles; to seeing challenges as the opportunity  to grow knowledge, skills and positive attitudes.

Ethos Statement:

Our ethos is based around the adoption of “Three Rights” and contextualises our Purpose and Core Values.

  • The Right to feel and to be SAFE
  • The Right to LEARN
  • The Right to RESPECT

The Right to feel and to be SAFE

  • We commit to making every school within CHANGE Schools Partnership a place where the children will feel and be safe.
  • We will prepare children well to help them to stay safe for life beyond the school campus and online.
  • We have a strong, child-centred staff team who will also show their own humanity.
  • Our academies will be a relentlessly positive, safe and welcoming places to be; our staff will be both interesting and exciting. We will endeavour to sort out children’s concerns and worries responding to what they say to us.

The Right to LEARN

  • We will aim to provide first-rate teaching in all lessons and strive for excellence in everything that we do;
  • We will ensure that high standards in English and mathematics are at the heart of a broad and exciting curriculum;
  • Each academy will be an unthreatening place of mutual respect where the children will receive personalised learning and will feel valued.
  • We will encourage the children and celebrate their successes and efforts through striving for the highest quality outcomes.
  • We will ensure that children leave primary education ready, willing and able to successfully take the next step in their learning and the next step in their lives.

The Right to RESPECT

  • Children will be greeted by a friendly face every day and our staff will model positive, respectful relationships to them.
  • The children will be given time to talk and we will thank them for their efforts and attitude.
  • We will show interest in the child and actively listen to them. The children will have a voice at whichever academy they learn at and we will provide a supportive environment for them to learn and grow as human beings.
  • We will support children’s holistic development and work hard to overcome barriers and build their self-belief and self-confidence;
  • We will be fair and consistent to every children and our academies will be places where there are smiles seen and laughter heard.