Vision & Aims

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Our vision

To realise the potential in all by creating a community of unique individuals who are guided by a shared light.

“I can do this through him who gives me strength.” 

Philippians 4:13

Our aims

  • To provide an inspiring curriculum which stimulates and challenges all pupils and wherein pupils are the drivers of learning
  • To provide a stimulating, caring and supportive environment in which every child is encouraged to do their very best to become well rounded, sociable and confident individuals.
  • To encourage children to adopt an enthusiastic and positive attitude to life-long learning through high quality teaching and developing learning confidence in pupils
  • To encourage children to develop an enthusiastic and positive attitude to learning through the celebration of success and achievement
  • To foster independent thinkers who care about the life of our planet and are aware of their responsibility for its long term sustainability
  • To offer a range of opportunities for pupils to develop healthy bodies and minds; taking responsibility for their own wellbeing as well as that of others
  • To provide a clear moral framework which demonstrates respect, tolerance and understanding whilst celebrating diversity, so becoming caring and active members of our community
  • To build positive and equitable partnerships with parents, carers and the local and wider community
  • Provide positive patterns of behaviour, based upon the values of friendship, honesty, fairness, caring and sharing
  • To provide a caring, Christian ethos without exerting pressure to believe, within which each child can explore and respond to his/her own spirituality.

Inclusion is not just a strategy for helping certain children overcome challenges; inclusion is a way of life.

The school community is guided through our daily lives by our core Christian Values, which have been chosen by the children to help model our faith in our daily practices.

Humility

Christians are called to a humility that challenges the values of our surrounding culture. Humility does not exclude a rightful satisfaction in the successful use of our talents or in a job well done, but it will always recognise that our gifts are from God and that, in relation to God, all human achievement is relatively small and short-lived.

Hope

Christian hope means trusting in the loving purposes of God: trusting that the foundations of the world are good because they spring from God. It means believing that, ultimately, we are destined to share in that goodness because of what Jesus has done. He had to pass through the ‘valley of the shadow of death’ but the victory has been won and our share in that victory is assured.

Creativity

Belief in God as creator is not merely a belief about how everything began; it is the perspective from which we are to view all life including our own.

It means that we place the highest value on this earth and see life as God’s gift.

Thankfulness

‘Songs of thankfulness and praise…’ are at the heart of Christian worship. Thankfulness is directed towards God who gives and sustains life. Seeing the world as God’s creation underpins the way we approach everything in life, seeing it as a gift and not as a right.

Perseverance

Endurance and perseverance are only possible where there is hope and that hope is based on the enduring nature of God’s love and faithfulness. Even Jesus, for all his strength and ability to endure, looked to his disciples to help and sustain him by watching and praying with him (Matthew 26).