Harbottle School Vision:
Our vision is to shepherd all those who come into contact with our school so that they know the God who lives, loves and cares for them and offers life in all its fullness. We hope that everyone will learn and develop and realise their full potential in every aspect of life, intellectual, physical, spiritual and moral so that they can become whole people able to play a significant part in the wider world.
John Ch.10, v10-11.
Jesus said, “I have come that all may have life and have it in all its fullness. I am the good shepherd”.
Our current vision has been shaping our work so far and this is just redefining it in light of the new schedule from SIAMs. This still links into our belief that “it takes a whole community to educate a child”.
A questionnaire went out to parents, staff, volunteers and the community to decide from 10 Christian values which 5 best describe our school and our vision for our future. This follows work by our Academy Council.
The five values which our stakeholders have chosen are:
Harbottle’s Mission Statement:
Christian values permeate the ethos, teaching and worship of Harbottle School, which welcomes all children and aims to develop their full potential through a broad, challenging and exciting curriculum. The school promotes attitudes of mutual respect and responsibility in a caring environment and places a high value on strong links between school, home and the local community, including the church.
Aims of the School
- To give each child the self-confidence to fulfil his/her potential within a stimulating and caring environment.
- We seek to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which is relevant to the needs and abilities of each individual child, building on strengths and addressing weaknesses.
- To help each child to become a responsible citizen, prepared for the opportunities and experiences of adult life through the Christian influence of the school and British values..
- To encourage parental involvement in order to emphasize the importance of home/school links.
- To use the talents and expertise of community members to enrich the school curriculum.
- To make available the facilities of the school for community use as far as is practicable.
- To help children to learn to value their community and to be able to make a valuable contribution to it.
- To teach children the basic skills of literacy, numeracy and information technology.
The Three River’s Learning Trust Vision
“To be amongst the very best Multi Academy Trusts in the country demonstrated by: outstanding teaching and leadership; school success; students who outperform; research based innovative practice; far reaching opportunities for students and employees; fulfilled staff; accomplished students and delighted parents; widespread recognition by others; a fully engaged community; a sustainable future; inclusion and equality for all; operational excellence and yet; striving for work-life balance.”
“To be an exciting, outward-looking learning community in which we show each individual that they matter and will be valued for their contribution to the world in which they live. We provide learning and enriching experiences to inspire, motivate, stretch and meet the needs of all learners. We encourage a lifelong love of learning to enable all to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to become confident communicators, resilient and responsible citizens, willing to accept responsibility and demonstrate qualities of leadership.”
We have thought long and hard about our strategic priorities to achieve our vision
- Raise achievement for all
- Ensure the highest quality of teaching and learning
- Provide the best possible curriculum and assessment procedures
- Prioritise leadership and fully develop partnerships and opportunities beyond the Learning Trust
- Ensure the sustainability of everything which we do
- Give students outstanding support, guidance and enrichment opportunities as a foundation for their journey into further learning and the world of work