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Walton On Trent C of E Primary and Nursery School

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Vision and Values


"Living, Learning, Laughing in God's Love"



Our Vision Statement


Our vision statement was written in September 2020 and revisited in early 2024. We gathered words and thoughts from our community about what makes our school so special.


Here is our vision statement:


To be a vibrant learning community aspiring to celebrate God's love and the uniqueness of each individual. This means offering kindness, honesty and respect to our local and global community and demonstrating courage, perseverance and ambition in order  to flourish in the joy and hope of 'life in all it's fullness' (John 10.10)

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which is safe and prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens. We also know that human connection and interaction is one of the most important aspects in creating the positive and vibrant ethos that we have in our school.

Our Values


As a whole school we discussed lots of values that are important to us all.

However, we decided on three core values that run through the heart of our school.






We then added a further three values to our school ethos relating to characteristics of a good learner. These are:







We hope that when you visit our school and talk to our children and staff, you too can see these values embedded in the life of the school. 

Can you help us by talking to your child about what these mean?

Our JT MAT Ethos, Vision & Values


As a school, we are proud to be part of the JT MAT family of schools. The Vision and Values of the JT MAT align perfectly with our school values and reinforce our focus on celebrating the individuality of every child and preparing them for being happy and productive citizens of the future.



‘We believe in the power of education to improve lives – and the world’

This statement is at the heart of the John Taylor story. We are driven to ensure that our community can realise its true potential through learning. This is our mission. To that end, we provide the experiences, resources, structures and systems to enable all to engage, all to progress, all to achieve.

Through the opportunities that our Multi-Academy Trust offers, we extend our mission beyond the school in which it originated.


Our commitment to ensure learning is at the heart of all we do: Keeping “the main thing, the main thing” – prioritising our people, time, energy and funding to the improvement of the educational experience – both formal and informal – we provide.


A passion for excellence: Only comparing ourselves with the best.  When finding it, seeking to match and then surpass it.


Restlessness and curiosity: Looking for opportunity to be involved and to learn from new experiences.


Courage to innovate: Leading change – in teaching and learning, curriculum development, organisational structures.


Tenacity and resilience : Holding to our mission in times of turbulence, and remaining resolute until we achieve what we set out to do.


Collegiality: Listening to others, sharing with others, learning from other.