CORE VALUES, ETHOS & AIMS, COMMITMENT
At our school we have adopted 6 core values.
Compassion, Friendship, Love, Respect, Forgiveness and Trust
Along with our Christian foundation, these underpin all that we do in our daily lives at our school.
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.
It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.
- To provide an experience of worship that is distinctly Christian and based upon the Anglican ethos and yet is a true educational experience that helps to develop the faith of children both in the school and in the community.
- To create sound relationships whereby the school, the parish and pupils’ homes encourage children to grow up to a play a full part in the life of the wider community.
- To encourage a growth together, following the example of Christ, of teaching and non-teaching staff, of parents and of pupils.
- To provide a curriculum with an Anglican and Christian ethos which will equip children through the acquisition of skills, attitudes and values for a mature adult life.
- To ensure that a child’s experience of school will be both formative and positive in helping them to understand personal relationships and the world in which they live.
- Within this setting the school will seek to educate the pupils intellectually, socially, morally, ethically, physically and spiritually and thus enable children to grow to fullness of life through discovering and developing their talents. Teaching the National Curriculum and providing religious Education that reflects the School’s Anglican and Christian heritage.
- The school will seek to develop a community in which appropriate pastoral care and discipline are fostered to enable the personal development of pupils. It will have an admission policy that reflects its Church heritage while holding in balance the need to serve the wider community and the limitations of the existing building. Through its staffing policy the school will seek to provide care, management and individual support for all teaching and non-teaching staff. It will seek to provide suitable working conditions and adequate staffing to enable the school to flourish. For its teaching staff the school will provide support for professional development and appraisal, and a policy concerning payment and conditions of service that reflects national agreements.
- The school will be mindful of the limitations and opportunities of its building and thus seek to maximise its potential. It will be mindful of the need not to overcrowd the school and to provide an attractive caring atmosphere in which pupils and staff can work together. It will therefore have a special care in maintaining its buildings and looking for opportunities by which they might be improved. It will maintain its statutory obligation of keeping careful financial controls.
- The school will seek to acknowledge its place in the wider community by promoting good relationships with parents and children, with the parish Church and with statutory and voluntary organisations within the community. It will maintain good relationships with the LEA, the Diocese and the National Society.