Mr Rushton - Headteacher
Mr Rushton - Headteacher

Headteachers Vision

Out school vision is that “We believe that no child’s dreams or ambitions should be limited by social injustice. We will give all of “God’s Children” the skills they need as they journey towards their Super North Star.”

This is under pinned by my own personal vision for the school. I work at Netherton C of E Primary because I want to make a difference to the lives of the children in my school. I believe that there is no difference in potential between the most successful people in the world and the children we teach.  I want our children:

  • To have high expectations and develop a culture of success.
  • To be ambitious, confident and to have a thirst for lifelong learning.
  • To have high aspirations.
  • To connect the need for learning in achieving their aspirations.
  • To have opportunities that open their eyes to the big wide world.
  • To want to know “Why”- to be curious as to how the world works.
  • To know what the world looks like – where things are.
  • To know why things happen.
  • To know why we are who we are.
  • To be confident enough to grab opportunities if they come their way – not to be scared to have a go and fail.
  • I want them to look at the world and be thrilled by it, see its beauty and feel its power.
  • I want to give children an opportunity in life to achieve and to have a love of learning.
  • I don’t believe that a child only has one chance in life – give them that love of learning, an enquiring mind, that awe and wonder and they can achieve. That’s my aim, that’s my vision.


What is important to me?

  • Justice – I believe that everyone deserves a fair chance in life.
  • Truth – I believe in an open transparent society.
  • Compassion – a society with a duty of care for all its citizens.
  • Acceptance – a society that celebrates its diversity and does not discriminate.


How can we give children a love of learning?

  • An exciting curriculum that inspires them.
  • Quality first inspirational teaching.
  • Teaching that challenges them and pushes them.
  • Teachers that don’t make up excuses for them.
  • In an environment that is inclusive, caring, challenging but fair, compassionate and forgiving, and where everyone is treated with respect.
  • By supporting the dreams and ambitions of each child in a holistic, yet realistic way.


There needs to be a commitment from everyone to inspire, to challenge, to care for all those in our school, a desire to make a difference to the lives of those in our care with no exceptions and no excuses.


I want to make a difference in their lives, I want to be a part of their journey of discovery.

I believe that all children no matter where they live or where they are from, deserves a chance, a chance to achieve, a chance to succeed, to be given a second chance.


Andrew Rushton

“For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?” Luke 9:25


Governors Vision

Each child should receive an inspiring and challenging education, thus ensuring that all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.


Our school provides the foundations which will enable the children to build their future lives as valued and valuable members of society.

The education we offer our children is rooted in the Christian values of Love, Truth, Respect, Justice, Compassion, Forgiveness, Hope and Perseverance.

We believe these values can be developed by:

  • Providing a welcoming, inclusive and stimulating school environment.
  • Working with staff who understand the importance of these core values.
  • Ensuring that times of Collective Worship reflect Church of England practices in a lively and meaningful way.
  • Engaging with parents, encouraging them to take an active interest in their child’s school life.
  • Governors being actively involved in school life and being a part of a monitoring programme that is strongly linked to the improvement of the school.
  • Maintaining a close relationship with St. Andrew’s Church, ensuring there is an understanding of the role faith plays in people’s lives.
  • Having an awareness of the needs of the wider world, seeing it all as God’s Creation and valuing it as such.

The Diocese of Worcester has a vision for a community of “Kingdom People”, those for whom Love, Compassion, Justice and Freedom are fundamental principles. We see our school as part of this community.



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