"Be the best we can be for ourselves and others"
This is illustrated by the parable the Good Samaritan. (Luke 10:25-37)
Our vision is underpinned by our inclusive Christian ethos, where we value all individuals, as children of God. It is reflected in our school values of compassion, respect, courage, honesty, teamwork and perseverance. The values are refined in our code of conduct and summarised as our 3 Rs of behaviour.
Ready – we are ready to teach and learn throughout the day.
Respectful – we respect each other, ourselves, our school property and equipment and the world around us by making good choices.
Responsible – we are polite and listen, keeping ourselves and other safe.
Being the Best we can be means we want our children to SHINE to succeed as happy, independent, nurtured and excited learners.
The wholistic development and implementation of this vision is a major strand of our School Development Plan.
Children keep going when they encounter difficulties. They recognise that getting things wrong does not equate to failure, but is a normal and important part of the learning process. The school perseveres through difficult situations by keeping to its core values. It continues to work tirelessly to ensure that children are supported to overcome any barriers they may have.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Children are enabled to make the right decisions and take the right path at the right time. Children are able to stand up for what they believe to be right even when they might be in the minority. The school has the courage, at all times, to do the right things for the overall rounded education and wellbeing of our children and families.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Children demonstrate honesty about their behaviour, effort and learning. The school is honest and transparent in all its dealings and recognises and admits when it has made mistakes. The school is honest and transparent with parents even when a difficult message has to be delivered.
Do that which is honest
2 Corinthians 13:7
Children show respect to each other, the school’s property and to all adults equally. The children recognise and understand that they are part of a diverse world and respect and value difference. All the school staff listen to and respond with respect to the views of the children and parents.
Show respect for all people. Love the brothers and sisters of God’s family, respect God, honour the king.
1 Peter 2:17
Children and staff acknowledge how teamwork can help them to achieve personal and group goals. The school family recognises that the need for support from others is a strength not a weakness. The school works in partnership with parents to provide the best possible environment for the children’s development.
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Children recognise that there are others who are less fortunate than themselves and are moved to help them. We recognise as a school the needs of our children and families and support them to bring about positive change.
Finally all of you be like-minded be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.
1 Peter 3:8