Our vision is that Old Catton and White Woman Lane Schools will be widely acknowledged as a centre of excellence where, through a wide range of opportunities;
Old Catton Church of England School maintains distinctive characteristics and has a shared vision for community cohesion, in partnership with the Church, at Parish and diocesan level.
In this school we aim to work as a team, to respect, trust, listen to, support and care for one another.
We expect those who work here to aim for the highest standards of personal conduct, to be hardworking and flexible.
In our dealings as adults with children we aim to be positive, encouraging and inspirational and to demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism by:
We seek to provide a curriculum, delivered within a stimulating working environment, which enables all pupils to demonstrate their abilities and talents in a variety of ways and to achieve their very best.
In our work with children, we aim to:
At the schools we want one culture to which all members of the school community contribute. It is a culture of high standards and high expectations.
We want all pupils to achieve their academic potential. In order to support them we assess current levels of attainment and set challenging targets for improvement.
We want our pupils to take pride in their successes.
We aim to ensure that the quality of teaching motivates pupils to work hard and enhances learning.
We expect our pupils to behave well at all times, to treat each other with respect and enjoy helping each other.
We also encourage our pupils to celebrate the success of other pupils.
We expect pupils to attend school regularly and be punctual. We seek the support of parents to ensure this.
Members of staff will do all that they can to support pupils in all aspects of school life and will show they value their efforts by giving encouragement and praise and by using the school’s reward system.
We believe all members of our school community: pupils, parents, teaching and support staff, governors and neighbours; are important and by working in partnership we will achieve our vision and become a centre of excellence.
We want pupils to play an active role in our school community and to this end we have a school council where they are involved in expressing views on a range of issues and influencing decisions about school life. The pupils also vote for their own House Captains.
Parents have a vital role to play in school. Whether discussing pupil progress at Parent’s Evenings, helping to organise social and fund raising events as part of our Parents’, Teachers’ and Friends’ Association, enjoying one of our many concerts or just dropping by to share concerns or ideas, you will be most welcome.
White Woman Lane School is a happy school where pupils can enjoy a rich variety of learning experiences both within and outside the taught curriculum.
The majority of pupils perform in the variety of concerts held throughout the year. We have a school orchestra and choirs. A large number of pupils play musical instruments and have lessons.
Pupils have the opportunity to work as individual in P.E. or compete in teams within the school or locally between schools. We enjoy success in football, netball, korfball, athletics and cross-country.
Through our extra-curricular clubs we have been able to offer coaching in football, netball, korfball, cross-country, athletics and cricket. The choir, orchestra, drama and art clubs are also offered as regular extra-curricular activities.
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