North Shore Academy

Inspiring Healthy Minds

Vision & Values

Below is a statement of our ethos and values.

We share with all Northern Education Trust Academies a set of guiding principles and commitments which include the One Academy Rule.

Guiding Principles

The welfare of others is the first concern of all.

The education of every child is held to be of equal value in this comprehensive community school.


A commitment to:

  • The one academy rule:
    All students and adults are expected to behave in a responsible manner, both to themselves and others, showing consideration, courtesy and respect at all times.
  • The Academy also promotes the 'student promise':

'I will excel by engaging with all my learning and the challenges ahead by showing respect, responsibility and resilience in everything I do'.

  • The achievement, personal development and well-being of children and young people, where the welfare of others is seen to be the first concern of all no matter their starting point
  • Promoting and supporting parent and carer engagement in the development of learning and educational experience of their children
  • Professional development and welfare of all the staff who are employees of the Northern Education Trust
  • Understand the community context within which the academy operates and to engage in appropriate activities with other agencies and community groups in order to promote community cohesion and economic regeneration
  • Having an aspiration to be the best, not just nationally but internationally
  • Outstanding learning and teaching which engages pupils and is active, collaborative and encourages independence
  • Student voice intended to empower and involve young people in the development and delivery of their own education and the life of their academy
  • A modern curriculum which meets the needs of all learners, has clear progression routes internally and to both employment and further and higher education
  • The development of professional networks, within our group and beyond, providing school to school support, opportunities for pupils, and sharing professional development
  • Community involvement with our schools and to lifelong community learning.

North Shore Academy's vision is everyone, students, parents and staff, within the North Shore Academy community will exceed their potential and embrace the adventure of learning.

All will be caring, confident and respected, aspiring to be the best they can be and empowered to actively contribute to the community.