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Vision and Values

Vision Statement

We aim to enable every child to flourish in their potential as a child of God, to achieve without limits and to become an agent of change. We are committed to fostering good mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community. Our school is completely inclusive and distinctively Christian. 

 

Theological underpinning

We aim to enable every child to flourish in their potential as a child of God,

The foundational Christian belief about every human being is that we are all beautiful, because we are made in the image of God. ‘God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them’ (Genesis 1:27). That means that we are all to be equally valued, and that we were all made for creativity, collaboration and community with God and each other.

 

to achieve without limits and to become an agent of change.

The Biblical picture is also that God gives us responsibility and opportunity. ‘The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and care for it’ (Genesis 2:15). Our life has meaning and purpose. We are here to care for our planet, our community, and each other. We want everyone to be bold: to become the best that we can be and to discover that our lives can make a difference.

 

We are committed to fostering good mental health and wellbeing for all.

The heart of the Christian message is Jesus, and our year is shaped by his story. We celebrate his birth as the Light of the world (John 9:5), and so try to live so that our lives shine brightlyy, too. We rejoice in his resurrection, through which he gives us hope and joy. And throughout the year we  remember that he came ‘to give life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10).

 

Our school is completely inclusive and distinctively Christian. 

Jesus came to show God’s love to everyone without distinction (Galatians 3:28). He calls us to follow his example by loving God and our neighbour, including especially the last, the least and the lost (Luke 10:25-37). We therefore welcome families of any faith and none, whatever their background or circumstances. And at the heart of our school is the love of God: his love for us and our love for him and one another.

 

WE ARE BOLD, BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL!

To support our children to live our vision we developed out Faith Id. This is the practical outworking of our Vision in children's langauge. We use this to support good behaviour and encourage corageous learning. We have our own school song based on the following:

 

Our Faith ID

We stand shoulder to shoulder always ready to forgive

We use our heads to make good choices and achieve our best in all we do

We use our eyes and ears to learn what Jesus teaches us

We open our hearts to trust and worship God

We join our hands in love and friendship

We use our tongues truthfully and responsibly

We use our feet to share God's love with our community

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