Vision, Values and Ethos


We want our pupils to have a secure understanding of and actively practice values promoted by the Christian faith. Therefore, we will provide opportunities to develop a sense of identity and purpose within the context of school, local community and the wider world. This will be rooted in the school values as exemplified through the life and teaching of Jesus. It will promote empathy with others and encourage pupils to become actively involved in the local community and develop opportunities to support and promote charitable organisations.

“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way as I have loved you, you love one another” John 13:34


We want our pupils to develop a sense of awe and wonder for the world around them. Therefore, we will provide opportunities for independent exploration and activities that encourage them to reflect, ask questions and become self-motivated learners.

“Take a look at God’s wonders – they will take your breath away” Psalm 66:5


We want our pupils to be articulate in communicating their ideas and in listening to and considering the ideas of those around them. Therefore we will provide frequent and effective opportunities for dialogue and cooperative learning. It will ensure that will learners are happy and secure in expressing their own opinions in a safe and supported environment.

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger” James 1:19


We want our pupils to be able to take informed risks in their learning. Therefore, we will promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects that develop resilience in the face of challenge. It will promote cooperation, shared responsibility and help children to understand how to deal with failure in order to achieve their God-given potential.

“I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13


We want our pupils to develop the wisdom to constructively challenge perceptions, opinions and actions in order to embed their learning. Therefore, we will encourage pupils to question the viewpoints and values of others in order to take ownership for their decisions and action. It will provide opportunities for pupils to see life as a partnership in which they share responsibility for the future.

“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.” Proverbs 3:13


We want our pupils to demonstrate a healthy respect for themselves, others around them and for the wider world. Therefore, we will provide opportunities to develop social skills in a range of contexts. These will promote respect and responsibility for each other and the world around them in the context of a diverse and inclusive British society. We will encourage them to recognise the value of each person and to reflect on the impact of their actions and the actions of others on individuals, communities and the environment.

“Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18

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