Our School Vision
A 'vision' is a clear statement of what the school is trying to achieve so that all stakeholders – teachers, students, their families and community members – are working together. A vision is important for schools because it provides the focus for all aspects of organisational life.
You are perhaps already aware of our school tag line:
'Aspire, Believe, Together we Achieve.'
This is our primary vision for all of our stake holders. We wish to work together to ensure every member of our community develops aspirations that our beliefs and community can help us to achieve. As Northill is a Church of England Lower School we also ensure our Christian beliefs support and underpin our vision. We have taken a short segment from Philippians (2:15) to enhance our vision further. At Northill we develop aspirations, belief in ourselves and our community and work together to achieve our goals and support us to:
“Shine... like stars”. (Phillippians 2:15)
At Northill C of E (VA) Lower School our Christian vision aspires for all members of our community to “Shine... like stars” by:
These steps are what guide us in our decision making and organisation. Our school vision guides our aims and ensures we are always putting our pupils and their potential at the centre of everything we do.
We are a small Voluntary Aided (VA) lower school that is situated in the picturesque village of Northill in Bedfordshire. The school is dedicated to providing a broad and balanced education for pupils from four to nine years of age. Our staff, resources and facilities fully cater for the needs of all our pupils. There are currently 63 children on roll. In addition to a very caring and professional team of teachers, support in the classroom is augmented by an experienced and dedicated team of teaching assistants.
As a designated Church of England (CofE) school, we strive to provide a Christian environment which enables our children to reach their potential, to develop an understanding of self and others, and to care about the world in which we live.
To further establish our distinctive Christian ethos, to embed good behaviour, and to educate our children to become thinking, confident, responsible and caring individuals, we have introduced a values-based education programme. Values-based education helps everyone in the school – adults and children – to understand, reflect on, think deeply about and become the living embodiment of a series of Christian values which will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives. Research has shown that successful values-based schools are not only happy places to be, but also have a calm and reflective atmosphere where the values permeate all aspects of school life and lead to raised standards in teaching, learning, and behaviour.
As well as finding information about our school and curriculum on this site, we do hope that you will gain a sense of the school’s mission to care for and work to the highest possible standard to enable the children in our care to flourish, to enjoy learning, and to grow into responsible individuals.
We hope that you find the resources and links on the site useful. We look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure we continue to provide a happy environment conducive to achieving success for all.
Zoe Linington & Chris Macinnes
Federation Headteacher & Head of School
The staff and governors are very pleased to say that during our last Ofsted inspection, the school, once again, received a rating of “good” from the inspector.