Our Ethos and Values
Our Mission Statement
To create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment in which all members of the academy can grow in confidence and develop their full potential.
North View Academy’s Aims are:
- To value and recognise the uniqueness and achievement of every member of our school family.
- To promote British and Co-operative Values and attitudes of care, tolerance, trust and respect within the school and wider communities.
- To nurture and support all abilities, helping every child to achieve his/her potential in all areas of learning – intellectual, emotional, physical, social, moral, spiritual and cultural.
- To ensure excellence in teaching and learning within a high quality learning environment, through leadership and within all aspects of school life.
- To equip children with the resilience and perseverance to become creative and independent thinkers and to become learners for life within an ever-changing world.
- To provide the full breadth of the National Curriculum with emphasis on the basic skills of English, mathematics, science and computing.
- To develop learning activities which stimulate positive models of enquiry, reflection, challenge and innovation.
- To develop sensitivity to individual needs and climate of nurture and support in which self-confidence and self-esteem can grow.
North View Academy offers additional support in:-
- Progress in cognition and learning
- Development of social and emotional regulation
- Support with mental health difficulties and resilience building
- Development of communication and pro-social interaction
North View Academy is a specialist primary provision for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. In September 2015 North View Academy became an ASD designation..
At North View Academy children come first and our priority is to deliver high quality teaching and learning, whilst at the same time providing rich and truly enjoyable learning experiences for our children. This approach means that every effort is made to promote a positive school environment in which belief is instilled in children that they can achieve.
At North View Academy we will strive to:-
- Provide a secure and stimulating environment that is conducive to all children having the opportunity to reach their full potential;
- Have regard and respect for the experiences, knowledge and cultural diversity that every child brings to school. To use this as a foundation for improving standards;
- Value the achievements of all children, both in and out of school and provide opportunities to develop self-confidence and a positive self-image;
- Provide a supportive culture in which all staff are encouraged to extend, develop and share their expertise;
- Ensure that issues of equal opportunities are considered in all our work;
- Provide a curriculum based on the National Curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant, progressive and appropriately differentiated;
- Offer all children equal access to the curriculum and school life, where individual differences are appreciated, celebrated, understood and accepted;
- Encourage children to become good citizens, by developing caring attitudes and respect towards themselves, other children, adults, their school and their community;
- Recognise that children are constantly developing and ensure that the curriculum offered to them is appropriate to that development;
- Encourage each individual to take responsibility for his/her behaviour and to act as a good role model to others.
North View Academy is part of Wise Academies. In addition to a Local Governing Body, a Regional Board and Board of Directors oversees the work of the Academy, and takes a close interest in its performance and provision. Further details can be found here .
We are always keen to hear from parents/carers who would be interested in becoming a member of the Governing Body; please get in touch via the 'Contact Us' page if you're interested.
Our Governance information can be found over on the trust governance website here
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At North View Academy, all our pupils have identified and varied special educational needs. Past experiences and 'failures' often leave them anxious, unwilling and reluctant to learn. We want our children to understand and be in control of their emotions and behaviours, thereby allowing them to be inquisitive, spark a desire and willingness to learn.
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop and build their self-esteem and self confidence. We encourage our children to have high aspirations and strive for the best. We want our children to be responsible and effective by the time they finish their time at North View and move onto the next phase of their lives.
We use a number of different approaches to explore and deliver the curriculum areas to ensure we enable our children to develop the skills they need to be confident and successful learners. Using differentiation, extension and support, all our pupils access the curriculum. Through experiences given, they take control of their behaviour; reinforce their learning; progress academically; encourage their curiosity; develop social skills; build confidence in themselves and in their abilities; improve their communication skills; grow independence and experience success through their endeavours.
Our pupils are at the heart of our curriculum. The curriculum delivered is strongly based on the National Curriculum (NC) 2014. We have adapted the content to meet the special needs, starting points, difficulties and abilities of our learners. We teach all our pupils all of the foundation subjects. The curriculum coverage is coherently sequenced, planned and documented across each foundation subject to ensure it is linked, progressive and not repetitive. It builds on any prior learning (but has to take into account that this is not evident due to needs not previously met) and is consolidated by cross-curricular teaching. A broad, tailored curriculum, with the needs of our pupils at its core, is consequently delivered. A varied programme of associated opportunities and events enable our pupils, who may have significant difficulties in literacy and numeracy, to engage, have new experiences, learn, succeed and achieve their aspirations.
Our long-term plan shows an overview of each year group's curriculum. It identifies the areas taught in each of the foundation subjects and when, during the academic year they will be delivered. Our aim is to equip our pupils with the skills, knowledge, independence and confidence to help them successfully progress onto their secondary school - whichever provision that may be - and encourage aspirations for their futures.
As our pupils are working at programmes of study below those expected, North View does give particular prominence to Literacy and Numeracy. These are taught as stand-alone lessons but are also highly integrated into the foundation subjects, reinforcing its importance and narrowing the gap between achievement and expectation. In Literacy, we stream our pupils and dedicate a significant portion of the school day delivering the highly structured Power Literacy programme. In Numeracy, we again stream our pupils and dedicate a significant part of the daily timetable, using White Rose Maths to guide and support teaching and learning.
The Programmes of Study within the NC2014 for English, Mathematics and Science, identifies expectations at the end of one-year and two-year periods. At North View we have broken these down into statements of achievement and will continue to assess our pupils and track the progress they make through these Programmes of Study attainments (TPG). This is done individually for Literacy (reading & writing), Numeracy and Working Scientifically.
All pupils are assessed; achievements recorded, and targets set. These are tracked and monitored termly thereby ensuring pupils are on track to realise targets or conversely issues that may arise are identified promptly with strategies and interventions put in place speedily so progress is not hindered. New pupils, who may arrive September 2021 at any age and at any point in the school year, are baseline assessed to determine starting points, ability and gaps in learning to ensure they are placed in the appropriate literacy and numeracy groups to enable them to make effective progress.
Delivery and coverage of the foundation subjects are detailed in planning; programme of study; progression and vocabulary documents. These identify the skills, vocabulary and sequenced knowledge taught in each of the subjects. This serves to ensure progression, avoids repetition and facilitates the development of these skills and this knowledge by building on prior learning and identifying the next steps in pupils’ learning.