Vision, Values and Ethos 2021-2022
We are a small Church of England primary school with big aspirations; nurturing caring and curious individuals who respect and value our world and each other. The heartbeat of our school is rooted in our Christian Values enabling all to flourish.
‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ - Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37
Our school vision reminds us that leading by example and demonstrating those values we hold close is powerful and engenders a sense community and advocacy for all. This is a big vision which firmly sets the emotional, social, spiritual and academic growth of our pupils at the heart of everything that we do.
As we journey together. we learn to live as good neighbours, demonstrating love, compassion, dignity and respect to all in our communities.
Through this we aspire to become global citizens, courageous advocates and people of wisdom and integrity.
We look towards the parable of the Good Samaritan as our guide. A school where all children are valued, where they feel safe, are happy and learn well. We want our school to have a warm, friendly atmosphere, which supports families, builds relationships and sets children up for a life of learning. We want our Christian values to guide our pupils along the right path and help them to achieve fulfilling and happy lives.
Christian Values and Ethos
Our Christian Values underpin all that we do in school, and each half term we focus on one in particular. At the end of the half term we hold a Celebration Worship Assembly where we nominate one boy and girl from each class to achieve our special Value of the Month award.
Our Christian Values are: Respect □ Hopefulness □ Kindness □ Courage □ Integrity □ Curiosity
Respect – This means valuing and celebrating our differences, being kind to one another, and following Jesus’ teachings to treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves.
Hopefulness – We approach all that we do with a hopeful 'can-do' mind-set.
Kindness – This means being kind, caring and thoughtful in everything we do, being tolerant and sensitive to others, and loving our neighbour as ourselves.
Courage – This means being brave and confident in standing up for ourselves and others.Aiming high and being positive towards our learning even when things can appear tricky.
Integrity – This is the quality of acting honestly and honourably - no matter who's watching!
Curiosity – We trust that our curiosity and faith will lead us to new adventures and opportunites and seek out these chances in life.
As a church school, our ethos is underpinned by a commitment to these Christian values. The ethos statement from our Instrument of Government states:
‘Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all its pupils.’