In September 2013 Whissendine CE Primary, St Nicholas CEVA Primary and Ketton CE Primary began working together in a formalised collaboration in order to create a Multi-Academy Trust across the schools.
An Executive Head teacher was appointed to ensure the key priorities and strategic intent is driven forward. Each school has a Head of School who is responsible for the Leadership and Management of the school on a daily basis
As a dedicated team of teachers, support staff, Directors, parents and carers we work with love, professionalism and commitment on behalf of and with the pupils of Ketton, St Nicholas and Whissendine Church of England Primary Academies to provide educational provision of the very highest quality. By ‘Working Together to Sustain Excellence and Transform Learning’ we believe that we can improve outcomes for our children - today, tomorrow and in the future.
Our shared vision and aims provide us with a robust self-evaluation framework through which we aim to develop every aspect of the children within our school. Our aims are deliberately positive and, we believe, encompass the structure, goals and Christian values we all share. They are a result of widespread consultations with all stakeholders:
Christian values and practice are at the heart of our shared life as Church of England Schools and they shape an enquiring and respectful approach to everything around us. We have strong, well established links with our local churches who contribute regularly to our schools programmes and we seek to learn about and from other faith-traditions in today’s world.
Across The Rutland Learning Trust we encourage our pupils to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning. We strive to develop confident, creative, self-assured, positive young people who love to learn, to contribute and to achieve.
Our inclusive learning environment also teaches our pupils to celebrate differences, help one another and promote a culture of tolerance and mutual respect. Our vision for each child is that they will work towards their personal best, in a caring atmosphere, which reflects the Christian values of our Academy. We encourage a strong community spirit, where we show consideration and support for each other and understand differences.
We have a dynamic and high performing team. There is tremendous team spirit - we are all committed to the success of each of our Academies and we always seek to put the children’s best interests first.
“Ketton provides its pupils with an outstanding quality of education so that they become imaginative and enthusiastic learners, soaring academically and personally.
Pupils bubble with the excitement of learning and discovery.” OFSTED
“St Nicholas has achieved more progress in the last sixteen months that some schools ever achieve… Amazing progress across all year groups… Areas of the curriculum are inspiring, exceptional and hugely successful at ‘grabbing learners’.” OFSTED
“Whissendine is an outstanding school. This school is a beacon of exceptional practice in all key areas of its work. Pupils are highly enthusiastic about learning at every age throughout the school. The exciting range of taught subjects and the school’s innovative learning methods are particular strengths.” OFSTED
We seek high levels of attainment and achievement in the core subjects and across a broad, creative curriculum, including a full suite of visits and visitors. Memorable learning experiences are at the heart of all we do. Every child deserves to be successful and our role is to help them blossom and believe everything is possible!
Success for All
To improve all children’s learning outcomes, by outstanding teaching and partnership working, within a supportive, caring, Christian school environment; promoting excellence and determination in the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
To prepare children for the challenges of the 21st Century, to enable children to communicate successfully and to stay safe as unique and valued people in a changing world. To understand that learning is an exciting lifelong process.
To promote and instill self-confidence, social, emotional and conflict resolution life skills, in order to live and interact as responsible members of the local, national and worldwide community.
This is underpinned by our commitment to inculcating our Christian Values across our school:
Our curriculum aims to enable all of our team to become...
Successful learners, who enjoy their learning, make great progress and achieve well;
Confident, creative individuals, who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives,
Active and responsible citizens, who do the right thing - in the right way!
At our School we have SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS by providing:
At our school we have CONFIDENT INDIVIDUALS who learn to:
At our school the children are learning to be RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS by:
How will we achieve our aims?