Values & Ethos
‘With Hope, Friendship and Compassion, we learn together’
School Mission and Aims
We are welcoming and approachable:
We seek to be friendly, open and full of grace and aim to be always ready and available to listen. We are a small friendly primary school that has a family feel and we aim to nurture, support and care with an open door to our community.
‘Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.’ Romans 15:7
We are inclusive and encouraging:
We provide a safe and supportive learning environment, which respects and values the individuality and uniqueness of each child; each child and adult is seen for who they are and we aim to develop and support the skills of all. We are inclusive in every respect, encouraging everyone in our community to develop their character and reach their goals.
‘Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:11
We are a part of our community:
As a Church of England primary school, we have a close partnership with St Peter’s Church. We are a school that aims to live well together as friends of our local community, serving others and working together. We aim to promote the importance of looking after our world and we seek to ensure that our children are global citizens of the future as well as being aware of their community locally. In our curriculum, we aim to use our local area, which is rich in history and geography.
‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.’ 1 Peter 4:10
We explore and share faith:
As a church school, we aim to base all that we do around a set of core Christian values, which help form all of our relationships, actions and learning. We seek to develop young people who are able to reflect on their choices with a secure set of values. Through our curriculum and collective worship, we aim to explore what the Christian faith and hope means and to understand the faith of others.
‘For we live by faith, not by sight.’ 2 Corinthians 5:7
We strive for success:
We aspire to develop confidence, motivation and dedication. We strive to help children flourish and aim to prepare them for life by creating independent, resilient learners who can develop their character to become role models of the future. We aim for a stimulating curriculum and for children to have fun while they are learning, playing together and using the local environment. We are a school which seeks to continually develop our strong team of staff and governors, who are working together to guide our school to success.
‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord.’ Colossians 3:23
We inspire a life-long love of learning:
We believe that learning brings value and fulfilment; a gift to be harnessed and appreciated. Our aim is to develop a life-long curiosity and love of learning in our children and we strive to develop creative, independent thinkers. We seek to develop problem-solvers who enjoy new challenges and we aim to promote the importance of a life-long love of reading.
‘How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver.’ Proverbs 16:16
We value and care for each other:
Through a values-based approach to school life and following examples from the Bible, we seek to develop staff and children who are caring, inclusive and empathetic. We encourage, amongst others, the values of hope, friendship and compassion and we embrace and celebrate diversity. We aim to develop respectful, friendly children who have a sense of political, global and ecological awareness to take with them through their lives.
‘Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.’ Philippians 2:4