Lynsted and Norton Primary School is a small, rural school founded in 1878. We are proud to be part of The Village Academy, a federation of schools under the leadership and guidance of Chief Executive Officer; Mrs Hayley Spedding
As the Headteacher I am in charge of the day-to-day running of Lynsted and Norton School. Although new in post from January 2018, I am passionate about the school and the positive developments I can make to an already thriving village school.
The accommodation consists of a school hall which is used for assemblies, drama, educational activities and sport, and as a dining hall at lunch times. There are three classrooms and a library/intervention room in our main building with a further classroom, learning rooms and offices in the School House.
We are particularly fortunate to be situated in the middle of the countryside surrounded by green fields and orchards. Outside we have a large school field and a large traditional playground. Working together with the on-site Pre-School, Stepping Stones, we have also developed an exciting outside classroom for our Reception children.
We are a busy, but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regularly updated information for both parents and pupils.
We have recently had our Ofsted inspection and we feel the judgements were a fair reflection on our journey towards GOOD. Personal development, behaviour and welfare and our Early Years provision, were both graded as GOOD.
Our Vision and Values
At Lynsted and Norton, we aim to build a school where confident children are able to reach their full potential through their engagement with a creative, balanced curriculum. They will be given opportunities to learn that are valuable and purposeful, and they will be given time for reflection to enhance their understanding.
Community is an important part of life at Lynsted and Norton. Our children will learn our school values which will have a positive effect on their attitude to learning and to life. Through positive engagement with home, each child will be supported in their learning, but together we can also ensure that well-being is a priority.
Our six values are:
We aim to teach every child what each value means and celebrate when they show that value in their school day. Through teaching these values, we are building the ethos of Lynsted and Norton School.
Our Code of Conduct
As part of our Values, we have created a simple code of conduct which every person in the school uses to monitor how they behave in school:
MAKE GOOD CHOICES,
EXPLORE AND ENJOY!
Developing our school
In September 2018 we had an Ofsted visit to check how quickly we are moving towards good.
We feel that the report is fair and reflects the progress we have made with regards to behaviour and welfare and the provision that is currently happening in Reception, both of which were rated GOOD.
It acknowledged that the school has been through a time of change and now needs to embed the work that we have started.
'Leaders have a thorough understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. In a very short time, the headteacher has delivered significant improvement in early years provision and pupils’ behaviour. She works tirelessly to ensure sustained improvement in attainment and progress.'
'The headteacher has set high standards for teaching and learning and established effective ways of monitoring the quality'
We also accept that we still have areas to work on and these are also clearly identified in the report. Working alongside the Academy Trust we are identifying positive strategies which will help us move forwards. These will form a vital part of our school improvement.
Please find the link below to tell you how we are working to improve our school this year.
We hope that you will continue to explore our website and find what you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
Thank you for visiting our website!
Miss Helen Stevens, Head Teacher