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Vision & Values

One community, striving for personal excellence.

In order to achieve our vision and reflect our core values, we will strive to:

  • Create an inclusive school culture where strong relationships are built on mutual respect, kindness and acceptance of others.
  • Encourage all to engage positively in the school and wider community, acting with integrity and taking responsibility for our choices and achievements.
  • Work together to secure success for all members of our community. Deliver effective, research-informed lessons that challenge and motivate students to work hard, persevere and achieve.
  • Offer highly valuable and memorable experiences within and beyond the classroom that enhance personal development and academic excellence.

Our Vision and Values

As I am sure you are aware, here at John Taylor we have a brand new vision this year for our school and our students. After much discussion with staff from all areas of the school, governors, parents and students themselves, we created the vision of “One community, striving for personal excellence”. We want all our students to value and contribute to both our school community and to the wider communities that we share and participate in. We also want our students to always try to be their very best in all that they do, both in and out of school.  We also chose the four key values of kindness, perseverance, integrity and respect as the values we would like all our students to show.

Latest News

Food Bank Collection

Year 7 are emulating Marcus Rashford MBE, who has shown kindness, perseverance, respect and integrity by campaigning against child poverty and hunger, by collecting for our local foodbank. As well as demonstrating our core values, we are thinking about those members of both our community and our wider local community who may be in need

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The Elderly and Care Homes

Madame Roe and 13F and year 7 are thinking about the elderly members of our community by writing Christmas cards to those who may be feeling particularly lonely at this time of the year due to the pandemic. 

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We all know that social media can have a bad reputation at times- and often for good reason. However, it can also be a great way to keep in touch with the wider school community, including students, carers and anyone else who wishes to engage with our fantastic school.

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Kindness Ninjas

Our core value of Kindness really seems to be embedding throughout the school. A group of ‘Kindness Ninjas’ have anonymously been leaving gifts for members of staff around school, with messages of appreciation and gratitude!

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Year 7 Vision and Values Challenge

To promote our new values, and to tie in with World Values Day on October 15th, we challenged all of year 7 to ‘live our values’ for four weeks by taking on our ‘Vision and Values Challenge’.  We challenged them to try and do something every day that reflects one of our values or our vision, be it in school or out.

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Young Ambassadors

In June every year students from years 8 through to year 10 are invited to apply to become a John Taylor Young Sporting Ambassador. In ‘normal’ years they will help with the events that Mrs Berry holds for the members of our communities, which range from Bhangra dancing, Indoor Athletics, Dodgeball, rounders, multi skills festivals through to community teas for the elderly members of the village.

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