Values and Ethos
“Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing an 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 to all its pupils.”
We aim to provide a secure Christian environment in which our children are:
- happy, safe, caring and tolerant
- given every opportunity to succeed and realise their full potential
- growing in confidence and personal wellbeing
- able to develop mutual self respect and respect for others.
- working in partnership with a range of other communities
The ethos of our school supports the development of Christian values including love, trust, patience, friendship and hope. We nurture and inspire these values to promote attitudes of caring, thoughtfulness and empathy. We promote opportunities to enable children to experience awe and wonder and develop their spirituality and creativity.
We cater for and respect everyone’s opinion irrespective of age, gender, ability or race. We offer an educational environment which supports children to discover the pleasure of learning. We extend children’s talents, helping them to exploit their strengths and gain confidence to tackle their weaknesses.
We support our children to develop essential skills and awareness, sensitivity and aesthetic appreciation in an enjoyable way. Each individual is nurtured through meaningful activities which excite and quench their natural thirst for knowledge and arouse curiosity and imagination.
We encourage our children to live and work with others, to take responsibility by being caring and independent members of the school community. They develop skills to be valued members of society who can make a positive impact on others.
We value both social and academic learning and support the development of the whole child so that they can be the best they can be.
Our school values are Perseverance, Responsibility, Respect, Truthfulness and Friendship. These Christian values underpin everything we do. We regularly visit our values in Collective Worship and circle times.