We believe the primary school years are the most important years of a child’s educational life and it is our aim to develop and promote their love of learning. By providing our pupils with a high standard of teaching and learning, up-to-date high quality resources and a wealth of rich and varied educational opportunities, we aim to give our children at Norwood the best start possible. In developing their confidence, their self-belief and their academic knowledge, we endeavour to equip all pupils with the skills for a happy and fulfilling life. By the time the children have left us at the end of Year 6, we hope that children will have PARTICIPATED, ENJOYED and ACHIEVED at Norwood.
We believe that you will soon get to know us and that your child will have a happy and successful time at Norwood. It is our aim that home and school should work together in partnership and we value tremendously the contribution parents make in this relationship.
We are very proud of our school and want to share with you all the things we do well.
Our aims are:
- To be an inclusive school and to put into place the practice in all aspects of our work that ensures that all learners, regardless of gender, faith or family background, are given equality of opportunity and treated fairly.
- To promote and achieve high standards for all by providing teaching and learning of the highest quality.
- To treat learners as individuals and to differentiate teaching and learning to take account of their individual and special needs.
- To provide well for learners’ physical, mental, social, spiritual, moral and cultural needs.
- To provide well for learners’ care, health and safety.
- To ensure that all learners benefit from a rich, broad, balanced curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with lots of opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through play.
- To teach basic skills and core subjects well and to give great emphasis to the foundation subjects and RE especially to the creative aspects including art, poetry, story, dance, music, performance. These will be central to our work.
- To make connections between subjects and to apply basic skills across the curriculum.
- To enliven and enrich the curriculum by visits, visitors, and extensive use of the environment.
- To give responsibility to learners and develop their self-confidence by contributing to the community.
- To make parents and the wider community equal partners with the school and to involve them in the evaluation of its success.
- To build an ethos marked by a welcoming, friendly, bright and lively happy place where learners feel secure.
- To provide a school where good behaviour is expected and where learners enjoy growing up.
- To make this school a place of enjoyment where success is encouraged, rewarded and celebrated