Visions and Values
Ketton C of E Primary School
The Rutland Learning Trust
Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.”
As a dedicated team of teachers, support staff, Governors, parents and carers we work with love, professionalism and commitment on behalf of and with the pupils of Ketton Church of England Primary Academy 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 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:
Our Christian Ethos
Christian values and practice are at the heart of our shared life as Church of England School 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.
Along with our partners in our Multi Academy Trust - 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
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
Our Core Values:
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:
Forgiveness Honesty Kindness Unselfishness
Joy Faithfulness Patience Empathy Tolerance Peace
Love Trust Loyalty Self-control
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:
- High standards and expectations, showing very good to outstanding progress for all children;
- Outstanding teaching;
- Effective tracking, monitoring, review and evaluation of learning for every individual child and for groups of learners;
- Planning for progression, effective personalised learning and self-evaluation by children and teachers;
- A stimulating, challenging and creative curriculum that promotes active learning, thinking skills and encourages problem solving;
- Excellent leadership;
- Strong partnerships between school staff and parents / carers – build on our Christian values;
- A positive and receptive attitude to lifelong learning.
At our school we have CONFIDENT INDIVIDUALS who learn to:
- Recognise and value their own talents and ambitions;
- Communicate and articulate their thoughts and feelings;
- Help to set their own learning targets;
- Use their initiative and have the ability to be independent learners and to work collaboratively;
- Show resilience, enterprise and the ability to take managed risks;
- Feel safe and secure at home and at school and have the knowledge and ability to make healthy choices.
At our school the children are learning to be RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS by:
- Taking responsibility for themselves and their own actions;
- Making informed choices;
- Showing respect.
- Recognising and challenging prejudice;
- Seeing themselves as local, national and global citizens and learning about their own and other cultures;
- Learning skills to resolve conflict and understanding that actions have consequences;
- Learning to take responsibility for their environment and for sustainable living.
How will we achieve our aims?
- Outstanding learning in order to support, excite and challenge all pupils in every aspect of the curriculum;
- Providing an engaging, relevant and inspiring learning environment;
- Involving children in their own learning; listening to children and learning from children;
- Consistently tracking, intervening and supporting individual children’s learning;
- Removing barriers to learning;
- Promoting ‘learning to learn’ skills in order to develop and enhance lifelong learning;
- Effective policy and practice in safeguarding and child protection;
- Working with and engaging parents and families in their children’s learning;
- Working within the local community to support and sustain all learners;
- Establishing, extending and enhancing national and international learning;
- Experiencing and celebrating diversity and challenging injustice.