At the end of the day we all want to belong to an outstanding school where we thrive, learn a great deal, are happy, successful and come out at the other end well prepared for the next stage of life. That’s true for our children, staff, parents and those we become involved with through partnerships with business or working alongside the local community.
But we know there’s always someone else around the corner to tell us how we need to do this or that and change what we are doing which can lead to confusion and misunderstanding. There are also many pressures in society to make our young children conform – pressures that can lead away from safety, excellence and success. So we thought it best to set out our Christian values and ethos which make this Church school such a great place – a school that you will want to be part of and one to make you proud.
We say we are Building on Firm Foundations at Northern Saints. These themes form the basis of all that we do and encapsulate our broad values and ethos.
There are six foundations which give our school its particular strength.
Faith in Action describes the main Christian ethos of the school and the important values that run through all we do.
We are proud of our industrial past and are inspired by the lives of the Northern Saints such as St. Cuthbert. Heritage Leads to Aspiration. That’s why we take special care to teach children about our local and national past and encourage them to find out about their city and the North East. They will then be inspired to achieve great things in the future. Our curriculum is rich in heritage, local, national and global.
Our school has top quality resources, the latest technical equipment and wonderful teachers who inspire children to reach their potential. Quality and Excellence is a must and our special focus on early reading helps children access a much wider curriculum.
Health and Happiness are essential and we know that this leads to educational success. That’s why we offer such a wide range of extra-curricular sports and activities including residential challenges. The Governing Body is committed to heavily subsidising wider activities and healthy school meals.
“If you look smart, you think smart” is one of our many sayings at Northern Saints. We think that we all need to develop positive Attitudes for Success in later life. That covers our super smart uniform, attendance and behavior, so it’s an important part of our school life. We’ll support and encourage parents and children every step of the way.
Winston Churchill once famously stated that “With opportunities comes responsibility” and we believe that as our children achieve their potential we also have a Community Responsibility to work and learn together and get the very best out of life. We’re proud to be part of a great nation and want our children and families to feel that pride too. By working together we can achieve that.
As a parent you can be sure that these firm foundations will give your child the very best start in life. Find out more through the various links on the website?