Norbury Manor Primary School

Vision, Values and Ethos

Learners Today

Leaders Tomorrow

Make Every Moment Count!

We aim to achieve excellence in all areas so that our children, regardless of their starting point, are enthusiastic, independent learners who view the world around them with enquiring minds and give them the resources to be ‘learners today and leaders tomorrow.’

We believe that children whose parents are involved and interested in their learning do well. We involve parents in their children’s learning and encourage them to be active members of the school community. Parent communication is organised to encourage wide participation and honest conversation. We expect all parents to support their children’s educational aspirations and achievements.

Norbury Manor Primary school’s curriculum is designed to match the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculums and is characterised by “Depth to Enable Breadth". Pupils are helped along the journey by using the ‘I do, we do, you do’ method of guided practice, Blooms Taxonomy and our bespoke Mild, Spicy, Hot formative and summative assessment system.

Our Curriculum has evolved from Brian Males and Ed Hirsch ideas of curriculum development and our drive for depth before breath. The roots of our tree symbolise the key skills and values that will ensure our pupils are stable and have the fundamental skills to turn their dreams into reality. Our trunk symbolises the strength of their character and the experiences that mould them, while the leaves and branches are the concepts the pupils learn throughout their life. As our pupils grow and the seasons change, their knowledge grows, their opinions change, and sometimes their ideas are strengthened.

The seed that starts our journey is based on the ‘Talk for Writing’, Busy Ants, Rising Stars and ‘Not as you know it’ curriculum. Our approach aims to engage and motivate our pupils using quality text that is studied over several weeks. In addition, cross-curricular links are made to support children’s understanding of the text. For example, they could be reading the book ‘Carries War’ and studying World War II. 

This is underpinned by our ‘RESPECT’ values which link to Skill Builders and British Values. These permeate all areas of school life.







We never give up.


To help children to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life and employment in a fast-changing world.


To ensure our children believe dreams can become a reality if we face obstacles with determination to succeed.


Developing strategies to approach challenges and situations where the answer is not initially clear.


 We can cope with changes in our lives.







Mutual Respect




We listen and are listened to.


To develop in children the ability to work together with sensitivity to the needs of others. 


To help our children know when to see with the eyes of another, listen with the ears of another and feel with the heart of another.


The ability to listen to and understand information


The ability to communicate ideas to others


We use our words to talk about how we feel.










We respect ourselves and each other.


To help children to develop lively enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to think for themselves.


To ensure our children have a say in what happens in our school.


Learning to lead others.


We believe in ourselves.






Individual Liberty





We move around school quietly and sensibly.


To create a warm, welcoming, and secure environment for learning 

and creativity.


To ensure our children understand how to exercise their rights and personal freedoms safely.


Developing the skills to create new ideas.


Our behaviour can show how we are feeling.





Individual Liberty


We always do our best.


To develop in children an enthusiasm for learning and the determination to always do their best.


To ensure our children are provided with a broad and balanced curriculum relevant to their needs.


Being able to be aspirational for themselves and learning how to turn these ideas into achievable plans.


We learn in our own way and in our own time.





The Rule of Law


We look after our school.


To help children to develop a responsible and caring attitude towards their school environment, the local community, and the wider world.


To ensure our children know that their behaviour affects our rights and the rights of others.


Helping pupils to develop the confidence and ability to work in a team.


Our school is a safe place to be.






Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

We are grateful.


To develop the children’s self-respect, self-confidence and self-worth and encourage an appreciation of the efforts and achievements of others.  To embrace challenge.


To help children to appreciate and respect cultural and religious values reflected in our society.


Teaching pupils how to deal with setbacks and to be willing to take calculated risks with their learning.


We can cope with changes in our lives.

 School Song

 This is Our Time