Values and Ethos

Vision Statement
 
 
We will create a thriving learning community that is safe, happy, respectful and aspirational. Rooted in Christian values, we pride ourselves on serving our community, welcoming those from all faiths and those with none. We will develop and inspire our children and families through shared journeys of discovery, taught by highly inspirational staff.
 
We will love and value every child for their own unique talents, encouraging our entire learning community to “Let Your Light Shine” - Matthew 5:16.
 
Through our vision, we will develop children to have the kindness, courage, wisdom and generosity of spirit to succeed in the next stage of their education and to thrive in society.
 
In shaping our vision, children in our Collective Worship Team shared the following: “We need to show God’s love and light to everyone in what we do.” “It’s not about showing off, it’s about being the person God created us to be, using our gifts, like in our school prayer.” Our Vision is explained by Jesus’ words in the Parable of the Lamp - Matthew 5:15-16 (NIV). “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
 
The values we shall explore and develop to do this are:
 
 
Courage - Autumn 1
Self-Control - Autumn 2
Generosity - Spring 1
Forgiveness - Spring 2
Kindness - Summer 1
Wisdom - Summer 2

The school will develop our children to be:

Safe

We aim to ensure our children understand how to stay safe and support and ensure the safety of others around them. 

Happy

Our curriculum will give the children enjoyment in their learning by gaining the skills they need and to encourage them to have aspirations and ambitions. We will prepare our children for an ever-changing world where they develop the skills and resilience to overcome challenges.

Respectful

We aim for our children to be respectful, polite and embrace difference. We want then to have the ability to work in teams and communicate their ideas effectively. We encourage older children to be role models who take pride in leading by example.

Effective learners

We endeavour to promote independence by creating a positive learning environment where children ask questions, thrive on challenge and aren’t afraid to make mistakes and learn from them. Children will be motivated to try their best and the school community will celebrate their successes.