Our school’s vision is deeply rooted in the Bible, and in Jesus’ teaching. We have embedded one of Jesus’ greatest commandments into our school ethos, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’. By treating others how we wish to be treated, we promote a school culture ingrained in mutual respect, understanding and compassion for those around us.
We learn together by creating a safe and secure environment, in which every child is accepted and valued for their individuality, and is motivated to learn. We use a co-operative approach, which encourages children to support each other with their learning and to do the very best they can, with no learner left behind.
We celebrate our diverse community, and we journey together towards educational excellence, personal and spiritual fulfilment, underpinned by good physical health and mental well-being.
We pray together, and prepare our children for their future, by creating a strong set of values, which will enable them to reflect and make positive choices with confidence and strength. We teach our children the importance of community, both local and global, as we reflect on the impact our choices have and the importance of sustainability and growth.
All members of the school community respect and support the Christian vision of the school, which enables us to grow as a community, to show compassion to others, and to stand up for justice.
Each half term we focus our Values learning around one of the Core Christian Values. Children are encouraged to explore the different themes through a range of questions and discussions, which often happens during assemblies and throughout lessons in class.
The themes are as follows:
|Autumn 1||Spring 1||Summer 1|
‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.’
‘Learn to do right. Seek justice.’
‘Christ gives me the strength to face anything.’
|Autumn 2||Spring 2||Summer 2|
‘So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.’
‘Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.’
‘The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.’