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Ethos and Values

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Safety, Kindness, Respect

Welcome to Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership

The Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership was founded in 2009 following the hard federation between Norton Hill and Somervale Secondary Schools. Since this point the Trust has grown to include other secondary schools and a large number of primary schools, which are all located in the Southwest of England: Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and North Somerset.  The full list of schools that are members of the Trust are shown above.  

Midsomer Norton Schools' Partnership provides support and challenge to all of our schools so that our entire community of children and young people can achieve their best.  The unique character of each school is celebrated and nurtured to ensure choice and variety in educational provision.  The Trust is committed to providing a broad, balanced and aspirational curriculum in all of its schools, so that all children and young people develop the character and qualifications needed to open doors to their future success.  A strong focus on developing and providing inspirational teaching and leadership in all schools, through school-to-school improvement, ensures outstanding progress and educational enjoyment for all members of our partnership’s community.

Our Trustees believe that through effective and true collaboration, excellence can be achieved in all of our schools. The Trust does not seek to make all schools the same, but through sensible standardisation of practices and outstanding support and challenge, they aim to ensure all schools within the Trust are ‘good’ or better.

Alun Williams, CEO 

Our Ethos at NHA

As an Academy we:

  • Ensure that all young people have access to good or outstanding teaching
  • Provide a differentiated curriculum in order to meet the needs of the learners at Notton House
  • Check on the progress of the young people and identify, plan for and deliver any additional support the young people may need
  • Provide personalised learning, which may include using additional providers, personalised timetables and use of specialist advice
  • Work closely with multi-agencies in order to be able to support the young people
At Notton House we aim to form trusting and caring relationships to create positive and meaningful attachments that are child-centred; we wish to improve life chances through a holistic approach, valuing the whole child; we will continue to develop our trauma informed practice so that it is embedded in a nurturing environment to enable the development of the individual, socially, emotionally and academically.
We wish for all of our students to be healthy – mentally and physically.
We strive to offer quality provision that enables young people with social, emotional and mental health needs to excel and achieve their potential, providing them with the very best life opportunities. We are aspirational for or students, families and staff and provide excellence in teaching, learning and academic ambition alongside excellence in intervention, pastoral support, guidance and care. 
NHA Core Values
NHA Aims
We aim that all students will;
•Have the opportunity to achieve qualifications that reflect their potential
•Learn to take responsibility for their own learning and be successful in further education, training or employment
•Be able to take their place within society as responsible citizens, to respect themselves, others and their environment
Notton House Academy is part of MNSP, Midsomer Norton Partnership. We work with a number of Local Authorities as well as and the other schools within MNSP to secure a longer-term, sustainable future for specialist provision that meets the needs of children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health in the South West of England.