Welcome to Wharton CE Primary School
Welcome to Wharton CE primary School, from Mrs Natalie Tomlinson, Headteacher.
Our vision for school is underpinned by the Church of England’s vision for education. The mission at Wharton CE is rooted in Proverbs 22 v 6. “Train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it”. This, alongside the tools of Christian values, Heartsmart principles, and the example of the life of Jesus, set the tone for all teaching and learning, for children to experience life in all its fullness.
My hope for the children at Wharton CE is that, through the curriculum we provide, children will grow, thrive and flourish. We achieve this through well-planned enquiry based, creative experiences that develop key skills, knowledge and wisdom. Children follow clearly-defined progressive programmes of study, which are inclusive, challenging, and inspiring. These programmes are monitored and assessed to ensure that we meet needs, are providing informed teaching and learning and are moving children on.
There is a clear curriculum and faith agenda here at Wharton CE, which is owned by all. The intent, implementation and impact of the curriculum are captured in the school mission statement:
Our School is an inclusive Christian community, committed to building futures for all children. A safe environment where everyone is valued, we nurture strong relationships underpinned by our Christian values and we champion children to be the best they can be, empowering all to aim high and achieve their potential.
We aim to leave children better than when we found them. Our Governors are the guardians of the strategic and distinctly Christian vision of the school. I as Headteacher, supported by senior leaders and all staff, drive this vision on a daily basis so that the vision is a reality.
The Governor’s and the Headteacher’s hope for children at Wharton is that they SOAR:
S strength within governance and the senior leadership team that ensures high standards and expectations.
O opportunities for all children and adults.
A aspirations for all children, families and the wider community.
R results for all that are measurable, and show evidence of the impact of the vision.
Proverbs 22 v 6 sets the foundation for all that we hope to achieve for the children in our care. The following outlines that hope for life in all its fullness:
T is for Theology – Christian teaching as a faith school is rooted in the Bible, the teachings, and the life of Jesus supported by the Heartsmart principles and our Christian values.
R is for relationships, those we have with each other in school and our families. The relationship we have with God through faith and our understanding of the trinity. (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit)
A is for aspirations and attitude, a desire for children and adults in school to experience life in all its fullness both academically and emotionally and socially, with an understanding of Gods purpose for us through his teaching in the bible. Attitudes that are positive so that children and adults can be successful in all that they hope to achieve.
I is for inspire! How do we, can we, should we, inspire each other every day to be the best that we can be in all our interactions and endeavours?
N is for next steps on our journey – whatever that may be for children and adults - that the experiences at Wharton CE have prepared them to take any next step with confidence and a secure foundation rooted in proverbs 22 v 6.