Vision, Ethos and Values

This is our school vision:

We aim for everyone in our community to develop
their whole self as an individual, enjoy
learning and strive to reach their full potential.

Biblical text from Mark 9:23

‘Everything is possible for one who believes.’

These are our school values:








School Mission Statement                                       

Develop  Challenge  Inspire  Nurture  Succeed

Develop our children as confident individuals with an appreciation of the Christian faith

Challenge our children in order for them to reach their full potential

Inspire our children through a creative and stimulating curriculum to have enquiring minds and be independent learners

Nurture our children in an environment that supports and promotes well being

Succeed in fostering creative, considerate, confident individuals.

 The Aims of the School

At Dereham Church Of England Infant and Nursery Academy we aim for every child to develop their whole self as an individual, enjoy learning and strive to reach their full potential

We aim for our children to:

  •   Have an awareness of their own and others’ physical, emotional, social understanding and spiritual well-being.
  •   Have a sense of belonging in our school and wider community whilst respecting the values, opinions, culture and beliefs of others.
  •    Develop a greater understanding of the Christian faith
  •    Have a positive, enthusiastic and confident attitude towards lifelong learning
  •   Know how to keep themselves and others safe within the school and wider community
  •    Develop an understanding of what it means to be British.

We believe children will achieve these aims by experiencing:

  • A safe, secure, stimulating and inclusive learning environment
  •  A broad, balanced, child-centred curriculum which reflects the community in which we live, work and the wider world
  •  High quality creative teaching which supports and challenges all learners.
  •  An ethos which is underpinned by Christian values
  •  An opportunity to reflect upon their own and others’ beliefs, cultures and values
  •  A learning partnership between school, parents, carers, governors and the community
  •  Challenging age appropriate opportunities to develop spiritual, moral, social and emotional well being
  •  A fair system of rewards and sanctions
  •  Vote for the School Council

 To ensure we meet our aims, we:

  • Shall give high priority to well-being for all
  •  Place safeguarding at the forefront of all we do.
  •  Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of teaching, learning and the personal progress of every child.
  •  Have a coherent and relevant programme of professional development for all staff
  •  Ensure learning resources are up to date and financial resources are well managed
  •  Provide opportunities for children to explore Christian beliefs, morals and values through both teaching and educational visits.
  •  Provide opportunities for children to express their views through the school council
  •  Celebrate children’s achievements and attendance
  •  Undertake good communication with parents/carers, governors and the community, involve them in school life.
  •  Have an agreed system for rewards and sanctions for the consequences of rule breaking
  •  Reinforce the Mission Statement and rules by having displays throughout school.
  •  Have curriculum enhancement weeks to increase understanding and respect towards those of different faiths and beliefs

 SIAMS July 2019 said
The value which underpin the vision are central and permeate all aspects of school life.

Pupils’ contribution to the leadership of the school is innovative. They are empowered to contribute to all aspects including collective worship. This increases their confidence and self-esteem.

There is a clear, shared understanding of spiritual development. The curriculum is rich in opportunities for pupils to reflect and explore the spiritual and ethical dimensions of all subjects.

Commitment to inclusion, equality and excellence are exemplary.