Our six core Christian values
Love We love God and one another as Jesus taught us.
Respect We respect everyone and everything.
Friendship We trust and value our friends.
Perseverance We learn from our mistakes and never give up.
Truthfulness We tell the truth even when it is hard to do so.
Creativity We celebrate the creative spirit in all of us.
Our Vision and Aims
To be a school where we are all Living Our Values Everyday (L.O.V.E)
To be a happy, caring and welcoming school rooted firmly in Christian values and principles that safeguard and promote the welfare of all within the school community
To provide a high quality education to ensure that all children reach their full potential
To consider each child as an individual with their own interests and needs
To be a family orientated school that is at the heart of its community where all are respected and valued
To develop our children’s spirituality through encouraging curiosity, fostering a love of life and nurturing a sense of awe and wonder in the world around us
To encourage children to be independent, resilient and resourceful to prepare them for the challenges of an ever-changing world
To promote a life-long love of learning by providing a stimulating, rich, exciting and engaging curriculum tailored to meet individual needs
To foster successful partnerships with parents, carers, the church and local community
To provide opportunities for our children to develop respect and understanding of their own faith, beliefs and culture and that of others.
The Greatest is Love
Our vision and aims place ‘love’ at the heart of our school and impact directly on the way we care for the children, parents and staff in our school community.
There are two key passages from scripture that emphasise the importance of love. Jesus talked about the two greatest commandments:
‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ (Mark 12:30-31)
The value of ‘love’ also encompasses so many other distinctly Christian values and indeed, many of our school’s core values. We see this in an extract from 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
‘Love is patient,love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking,it is not easily angered,it keeps no record of wrongs.Love does not delight in evilbut rejoices with the truth.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.’