SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
TOWARDS CHRISTIAN LIFE, LEARNING AND LOVE
‘And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.” JOHN 13 34-35
Our school is committed to creating an ethos in which children can grow together towards Christian life, learning and love.
Our rich, creative curriculum is the bedrock of our learning community, which is a place where pupils can flourish and discover ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10.10)
As an academy we have the freedom to develop our own curriculum, combining national objectives with our own, tailor made, provision. This, combined with our teaching and subject expertise, ensures a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum, preparing our pupils for the future. ‘Inside and outside of the classroom, we link skills meaningfully to create a vibrant programme of learning.’
The school has 12 values: Peace, Hope, Trust, Justice, Compassion, Thankfulness, Courage, Forgiveness, Creativity, Humility, Friendship and Truthfulness.
The highly distinctive Christian vision and underpinning values drive the actions of the school and have a transforming impact on the lives of pupils and adults.
The very rich and varied curriculum supports the development of pupils exceptionally well, allowing them to grow as socially aware, caring individuals with strong values upon which they are prepared to act.
Quotes from our SIAMs Excellent 2019
Pupils and staff take an active part in living out the school’s vision of Christian life, learning and love in everyday life. Our people are disciples of love and everyone tries to make sure they show love and kindness to each other.
The school vision and values are used in worship to promote opportunities for pupils to explore and experiment in how to use these to work and live alongside each other. Our values are displayed around the school; pupils recognise where they are placed and this helps them to put them into context. We have made value badges and these class collections are worn when each value is re-introduced throughout the year. Pupils are expected to be able to say what their value badge means. Every class has a Values and Vision Scrapbook. The class collects examples of living out our values across the year.
Values and vision are interwoven in school policies and practice. We have our school vision ‘Towards Christian Life, learning and love’ at the start of all our policies and reference is made to our Christian discipleship throughout school policies.