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Vision and Ethos

The vision of all New Generation Trust Schools are based around the following values:

  • Adventure
  • Openness
  • Christian spirituality and values
  • Creativity
  • Excellence

Adventure

We encourage a spirit of adventure to run throughout our schools. We believe that our innovate curriculum , which is based both in the classroom and the community, will inspire the children to also be adventurous and creative in their learning. Our engaging topics and themes foster curiosity in students.

We enable children to be confident in their decision making. Our teachers create opportunities for children to question and discuss topics,  giving space for children to voice their views and grow in assurance of their own opinions. This helps them understand the importance of listening to others, learning from and taking into consideration other’s ideas to expand their own minds.

Openness

New Generation Trust Schools has an open door policy, which is designed to have a positive impact on family-teacher relationships and the children who attend our schools. Families are encouraged to attend the regular enrichment sessions which run outside of the school day to learn together with their child. We believe this unites families and advances the learning of the parents by teaching them how to support the development of their child.

Christian spirituality and values

The thread of our Christian values and beliefs of equality run throughout New Generation Trust School's curriculums. For example, we are committed to teaching pupils that they have great worth and a significant place in the world. This encourages every child to make the best of themselves and look for the best in others. We create space for children and the school community to explore their own personal beliefs and faith in a safe place where they can ask the big questions of life. We present a Christian view point while allowing children the freedom to decide on their own opinions. We ensure children of all faiths feel included and valued by being inclusive in teaching about other faiths and religions.

We teach respect, generosity and care for others. Going hand in hand with our aspiration to impact and serve the community, we are committed to children learning in practical ways the importance of being hospitable, putting others before themselves and thinking of how they can demonstrate this value in their own lives.

Respect for each individual, both adult and child alike is paramount. Children are taught to relate to each other and staff with respect and good manners. Social skills training is an integral part of the curriculum. This is mirrored by the evident respect all staff and adults in school show to one another and to the children.

 Creativity

We use a project based curriculum to develop creativity. We connect different aspects of learning and create fresh ways of thinking. We are dedicated to making our school environment vibrant, colourful and engaging.

Our school has vibrant and inviting spaces designed to suit all learners and learning opportunities. We promote the value of working in groups and pairs, providing an environment with open, light learning areas that encourage children to talk together, play games, share ideas or research in books, on iPads and laptops.  Equally important are our quiet areas that welcome reflection, prayer, quiet reading or just the chance for learning alone.

Our classrooms reflect our belief in 'experiencing learning'. They change regularly, providing stimulating and exciting spaces to take children on a journey through learning themes.  Careful planning and thoughtful resourcing encourage independence both within the classrooms and outside spaces. Children take responsibility for their own learning. They respect each other and value their learning environment. From the moment the children arrive at Hope they begin to understand that the world is their classroom. 

Excellence

We plan that all who work with, in and for our schools strive for excellence. We appoint teachers who are passionate about their work and value the aspirations of each child. In turn we encourage children be enthused about their learning and proud of their successes. No matter what their ability or background, we encourage every child to reach their potential.