We want our children to grow to become respectful individuals and curious learners who are resilient in the face of a challenge and have ambition to reach their maximum potential. We want Northgate to be the primary school of choice for parents and carers, where teaching is excellent and learning experiences are inspiring.
Our Core Values
The Northgate values of Respect, Curiosity, Resilience and Ambition reflect our commitment to developing the whole child. As a school these values underpin our ethos, our culture and our curriculum and are seen in all that we do. Our children understand how these values are important to their life and learning and are able to recognise these values in themselves and others.
Our Ethos: Together We Grow
At Northgate we are a community and a family. We truly believe that ‘Together We Grow’ and, as individuals and as a collective, all members of the school community are learning and developing all of the time. As a school, we are proud to know all our children and their families as individuals. We are driven by a determination to do the best we can to prepare them for the community and the world in which they will grow up; to give them the knowledge, skills and values they will need to function effectively as local, national and global citizens in our ever-changing world. Our commitment is to encourage all children to be:
successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
We recognise that exam success and qualifications alone are not enough to prepare our children for adult life but that the right attitudes and attributes, such as confidence and ambition, resilience and respect, enthusiasm and curiosity, are just as important as academic and technical skills in enabling them to achieve success both in education and in employment. We aim for our children to leave Northgate being independent, life-long learners who are confident risk-takers and respectful, aspirational members of the community. Our school ethos and values are reflected from Early Years through to Year 6: learning is an enjoyable journey of discovery led by the children within a caring, supportive and stimulating environment. We work to ensure that all children are engaged, challenged and encouraged to reflect on their achievements and progress.