Our Academy Vision
At Middleton our vision is centred on a commitment to excellence in learning and to high expectations. We aim to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice and promote Christian values through the experiences we offer to all our children.
We take a pride in offering strong pastoral support in a safe learning environment where every child and adult is valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential.
We aim to prepare every child for the challenge and changes of the future so they can achieve the highest standards in their personal development, building resilience and encouraging perseverance. The school will preserve and develop a religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with St. Mary’s Church.
We do this through:
Providing a rich learning experience that is based on our Christian values and promotes provision for children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development for all.
Challenging and inspiring our children to develop their intellectual curiosity and skills to become confident, independent and resilient learners who are well prepared for life beyond primary school.
Promoting being part of our school community, providing children with the opportunity to engage with the local community and the wider world in which we live.
Being good role models for children, emphasising respect and compassion for others and the world around us.
Providing a welcoming, safe and loving environment in which the children and all adults are valued.
We see all pupils, potential pupils, their parents and carers, and staff as of equal value:
- Whether or not they are disabled
- Whatever their ethnicity, culture, national origin or national status
- Whatever their gender and gender identity
- Whatever their religious and non-religious affiliation or faith background
- Whatever their sexual orientation
- Whatever their marital status
- Whether they are currently pregnant or have recently given birth
- Whether or not they have a connection with the forces community
- Whether or not they have refugee / asylum status
- Whether or not English is their first language
We recognise that treating people equally does not necessarily involve treating them all the same. We recognise that our policies, procedures and activities must not discriminate but must take account of diversity and the kinds of barriers and disadvantage that staff, parents/carers or pupils may face in relation to their protected characteristics:
Disability – we note that reasonable adjustments may need to be made
Gender (including transgender) – we recognise that girls and boys, men and women have different needs
Religion and belief – we note that reasonable requests in relation to religious observance and practice may need to be made and complied with
Ethnicity and race – we note that all have different experiences as a result of our ethnic and racial backgrounds
Age – we value the diversity in age of staff, parents and carers
Sexual orientation – we respect that individuals have the right to determine their own sexual identity and that they should not experience disadvantage as a result of their preference
Marital status – we recognise that our staff, parents and carers may make their own personal choices in respect of personal relationships and that they should not experience disadvantage as a result of the relationships they have
Pregnancy and maternity – we believe that our staff, parents and carers should not experience any unfair treatment