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North Walsham Junior,Infant School and Nursery Federation

What are we trying to achieve?

At North Walsham Junior, Infant and Nursery Schools, we focus on the following aims:

  • We recognise each child as an individual, so that our teaching specifically targets their learning needs, develops their social skills and nurtures their talents.

  • We focus on literacy so every child will become an avid reader, a fluent writer and a confident speaker.

  • We focus on mathematics so every child will become a confident, skilful mathematician.

  • We put thinking and questioning at the heart of our curriculum so that children are encouraged to explore, enquire and extend their learning by talking.

  • We have strong values, developing in every child respect, honesty, courage, perseverance, kindness and the ambition to succeed.

  • We aim to provide outstanding teaching so that every child learns new things every day and is motivated to attend school.

  • We aim to deliver our own exciting, stimulating curriculum taught inside and outdoors.

  • We provide a calm, purposeful environment in which to learn, with a clear focus on rewarding positive behaviour.

  • We nurture a coaching culture to support the development of thinking and learning processes.

  • We believe that excellent teaching and learning, combined with a high quality academic curriculum and the highest levels of support and nurture for all pupils, will ensure the highest standards are met.

 

We help our pupils build independence, character, resilience, leadership skills and a love of learning.  Our culture is focused on promoting excellence; supporting our pupils to achieve academic success and developing aspirational children with bright futures ahead.  We encourage our children to develop a lifelong love of learning so they are confident, motivated pupils who are open-minded, positive learners who believe, succeed and achieve.  

 

We have set high standards for everything we do and strongly believe in the importance of the core skills of communication, reading, writing and mathematics.  

 

Our staff share in the belief that all children can achieve success, with the right teaching, guidance and nurturing environment that we promote in our schools.  We encourage our pupils to develop that self-belief and we set high expectations for them, because we know that they achieve their best when they are challenged, engaged, and motivated.  

 

We want to make sure that every child in our school is happy, safe and protected from harm. This means we will always work to protect children from maltreatment and ensure they grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. It is our legal duty to refer our concerns to other services, if we suspect a child is being harmed in any way.

 

We have a Safeguarding Policy which sets out our legal responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We will work pro-actively with others, in order to ensure a child's wellbeing.

 

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More than anything, we want our curriculum to be memorable; we want our children to have memorable experiences and we want them to remember the skills, knowledge and facts that we teach them. 

 

We are proud of the wonderful schools we have created for the children and families in North Walsham.

Our excellent pastoral support system provides access for all children to staff, who are there to listen, challenge, and engage them in their school day.  In the Junior School, each child is also part of our house system, where they can feel part of a team.  This instils a strong sense of belonging and community. 
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