“Our love should not be just words and talk. It must be true love which shows itself in action.” (1 John 3 18).

Love is in all we do at James Knott. We learn how to love God, one another and ourselves, respectfully and inclusively. We nurture our children to enable them to flourish and achieve their full potential within school, our local community and the wider world. Through love and all it embraces we strive to be the best we can be.

At James Knott C of E ionPrimary School, we strive to:

  • Provide a distinctively Christian inclusive and diverse learning environment which honours God.
  • Every learner, adult and child here is enabled, nurtured and challenged to be the best they can be.
  • Encourage staff and pupils to aspire to grow and flourish so that they may achieve their full potential.
  • Promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, personal and physical development of individuals within a Christian framework.
  • Sustain a community in which everyone is respected and valued, developing and nourishing strong relationships within our local community, allowing us to live well together.

Our Core Values

Our ‘LIGHT’ Values are designed to help everyone to ‘let their light shine’ [Matthew 5:16] in line with our Trust vision.

NCEA Trust Light Values

Embedding our values in our school

James Knott Primary aims to embed our values by providing a safe place where all can succeed through:

  • An aspirational culture in which every member of the community desires to be the very best they can be.
  • Ambition for every child to maximise their potential regardless of background. All learners seen and treated as individuals, with their individual learning needs met daily to ensure all succeed.
  • A curriculum, with literacy and numeracy at it heart, that stretches, challenges, is relevant and provides opportunities to excel, develop skills for the world of work, and which is meaningful and purposeful.
  • Every member of our community: parents, children and young people, staff and governors, setting the highest of expectations.
  • Teaching that excels in all areas, leading to the very best academic and vocational outcomes for every child and young person.
  • ehaviour that enables learning at the highest level to occur and which shows mutual respect for all, self‐discipline and builds confidence in all.
  • A culture of a healthy mind in a healthy body. All will be encouraged to participate in physical exercise and to develop a healthy lifestyle, develop team skills, and learn all aspects of healthy competition.
  • A tradition that is respected and enables innovation, creativity and boldness.

Christian ethos is fundamental to all aspects of life at James Knott Primary – where all are valued equally and included. All respected, nurtured, encouraged and enabled to achieve fullness of life. James Knott Primary School is rigorously reflective and self‐critical, reviewing its practices and seeking continually to improve what it does. All staff are encouraged to be life‐long learners in an engaging professional learning environment which is at the forefront of innovation and a centre of learning excellence