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Vision, Values and Aims


Our Vision:  'Reaching For the Stars, Let Your Light Shine'
 
Serving, Believing, Growing.

“let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds.” Matthew 5:16,



Ethos:

To inspire each child to be happy, independent and successful life-long learners; living life in all its fullness.

  • Our Christian foundation and ethos is underpinned by trust, mutual respect, love of God and love for one another.  We promote equality, care for others and respect for others' values and beliefs, to enable our children to grow up and appreciate our diverse and multicultural society.
  • We believe that all children and young people have the right to be happy, healthy and safe; to be loved, valued and respected; and to have high aspirations for their future.
  • Our school values each child and adult as a unique individual and recognises the importance of nurturing every aspect of a child's personality - intellectual and emotional; creative and reflective; physical and spiritual.
  • We endeavour to support and encourage each child to become confident, caring and responsible citizens who in turn, support and value the communities that we are a part of, both near and far. We ensure that every young person is given equality of opportunity to develop socially, to learn and to enjoy community life.
  • Our school sets clear boundaries for behaviour.  Through discussion, drama and through example, children are shown what is and is not acceptable and what is appropriate behaviour, both in and out of school.  We value good manners, kindness, helpfulness and care for the environment.  The school provides a safe, secure and respectful environment; all pupils, staff, volunteers and visitors are expected to maintain and promote this ethos.

 

 We aim to realise our vision by:

  •  ensuring our children have a firm foundation of knowledge understanding and skills onto which they can build as they journey through life
  • nurturing and developing the potential of each child and adult; working in partnership with our families and communities to ensure that the children are at the heart of all we do.
  •  promoting excellence through our teaching and bringing learning alive, so our children are inquisitive, feel confident to ask and answer questions, are active learners and support one another
  • being a welcoming, warm and friendly school where everybody is valued


The Church of England Vision For Education:

Our vision embraces the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of children and young people. We offer a vision of human flourishing for all, one that embraces excellence and academic rigour, but sets them in a wider framework. This is worked out theologically and educationally through four basic elements which permeate our vision for education:

· Wisdom

· Hope

· Community

· Dignity

 

The vision, in line with the Church of England’s role as the established Church, is for the common good of the whole human community and its environment, whether national, regional or local. It is hospitable to diversity, respects freedom of religion and belief, and encourages others to contribute from the depths of their own traditions and understandings.


Educating for Life in All its Fullness:

A core desire that we have found expressed in many ways is for ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). It is about

‘educating the whole person’, what the 1988 Education Reform Act sees as physical and intellectual development united with spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.