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Our Vision

South Norwood Primary School's Vision

As an integral part of our community South Norwood Primary School is dedicated to providing an inspiring and inclusive curriculum.

We will nurture and challenge our children to dream big and become valuable global citizens, beyond the walls of our learning environment.

The Pioneer Academy Vision

The Pioneer Academy promotes and achieves excellence by ensuring the very best care and guidance for every child within our family of schools. It recognises the importance of outstanding learning and teaching by actively encouraging creativity and innovation, whilst having consistent standards of behaviour and attendance.  Treating everyone as equal, whilst celebrating diversity, is a non-negotiable;  protecting all through safeguarding, health and safety and welfare is paramount.

Educational Principles

The following principles, laid out by The Pioneer Academy are tried and tested in all of its schools and have been recognised as being highly successful by Ofsted.  These principles underpin The Pioneer Trust Mantra which promotes success for children and guarantees improved outcomes.

  • Promoting and achieving excellence - to inspire children and adults to achieve the extraordinary in dynamic learning environments that foster the development of independent learning.  Working in partnership across The Pioneer Academy to provide innovative opportunities for staff and children to raise aspirations
  • Recognising the importance of outstanding teaching and learning - to develop leaders of learning, create the reality and sustain high quality educational experiences and raise the self- esteem of all children enabling them to contribute positively to society
  • Actively encouraging creativity and innovation - giving opportunities for risk taking and the exploration of new knowledge and concepts to grow a ‘can do’ and ‘no excuses’ learning culture
  • Consistent high standards of behaviour and attendance - role modelled by all staff to shape the ethos and values of the school, support learning and promote achievement
  • Equality and diversity - to gain mutual respect through an understanding of the key values of justice and equality
  • Safeguarding health, safety and welfare - to protect all children and adults

This will be achieved by:

  • Securing outstanding leadership at all levels within the school and across The Trust
  • Developing excellent governance and strategic planning, including legal, promotional and financial management
  • Appointing and developing highly qualified, excellent Teachers, administrative and learning support staff
  • Establishing a regular forum for children and families to discuss views with school leaders and governors, contributing to our journey to excellence
  • Learning from the best systems for self-evaluation, review and inspection to monitor and measure progress
  • Bringing school staff and partners together to learn from each other, consider innovative practice and inspire future developments

Our Mantra - P-RACES

Positivity - Staff have a responsibility to be positive in their relationships with pupils and supportive of each other.

Rigour - We have a responsibility to ensure every moment a child is in our school will be spent productively. Through thorough use of evidence we will enable all children to make excellent progress.

Aspiration - Our motto is “... and the main thing is learning.” All members of staff aim to promote an extraordinary school day to develop independence and creativity.

Commitment - We put children first.

Energy - Staff are prepared to go the extra mile to provide the best possible education for their pupils .Our aim should always be to provide for the pupils of our school what we would want for our own children.

Standards - We will maintain a relentless focus on raising standards of achievement so that all pupils have opportunities to achieve their full potential. We expect all staff to maintain the highest professional standards at all times.

 

Celebration Assemblies

These are enjoyable assemblies which the children really look forward to because they have the opportunity to share their work or particular success of the week.