Welcome from the Headteacher
Welcome to the Hopton CEVC Primary School website and thank you for showing an interest in our school.The school is known for its warm and friendly atmosphere and Christian ethos. Our staff, parents, carers, governors and friends in the community aim to provide a positive learning environment in which children are challenged and enjoy their learning. We are here because we believe that each child is special, that each child has unique talents and abilities and that together we can nurture and encourage every child to grow into independent, rounded individuals.
We know that children learn best when they feel secure and valued and this leads to them being confident learners who are willing to express and try out ideas.We encourage all of our children to contribute to the life of the school and appreciate and respect the contribution of others.We were very proud to be recognised by OFSTED as ‘Outstanding in all areas’ in May 2013. However we are on a constant ‘learning journey’ and continue to drive forward together.
We hope that this website gives you a suitable introduction to the school; if you would like to find out even more then please use the list of contact points at 'Contact info' . You would be very welcome to come and visit us on any of our ‘Share Days’ or for a personal tour and appointment.
If parents require any of the information from the website as a paper copy this can be provided free of charge on request.
Marc Careless Headteacher
Our vision is that by the time all of our children leave the school they will have:
A high standard of academic, physical, emotional and social skills;
An excellent understanding and awareness of spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of life;
A desire to be successful, to innovate and to celebrate all that is good;
An appreciation, understanding and respect for the Christian faith and have developed an awareness of other beliefs;
A sense of belonging and pride in their community.
Our vision is for the school to be a provider of outstanding education where all involved are continually learning from: each other; through strong local partnerships and; from highly relevant professional development.
The school's Christian based family environment will be greatly expanded on ensuring that our spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is of the highest quality and that we are a fully integrated and active part of the community.
Success, innovation and celebration will be at the heart of all of the school's work in a vibrant and safe learning environment.
INCLUDING EVERYONE by embracing our community, valuing diversity, creating a supportive and stimulating environment, encouraging each person to grow in self-esteem and to develop positive attitudes to learning and life.
RESPECTING EACH OTHER by encouraging positive behaviour for all members of our community; following our Christian ethos and recognising the importance of relationships between children, parents, carers, staff and the community.
ACHIEVING RESULTS by promoting and pursuing excellence and healthy lifestyles for all; developing capabilities to individual potential, intellectually, physically and spiritually; being professional and empathetic role models to enable children to develop: friendship, trust, respect, compassion, reason, honesty, kindness, faith, love and politeness.
MANAGING AND CARING FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT by ensuring that we feel safe and secure. Teaching the children to nurture and respect what is around us and take pride in where we live and work. Continually explore creative ways to use resources to extend what we do.
ENJOYING LEARNING by providing a stimulating, challenging and varied learning experience, having fun and fostering the desire and skills for children to express creatively; Preparing children to participate in a rapidly changing world by giving them access to varied and developing technology.