Ethos


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. The School aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experiences of children.
 
Through the story of ‘The Good Samaritan’ the children learn to be curious about the world, be open in their experiences, overcome prejudices, encourage dignity and respect, live well together, celebrate individual differences and encourage kind, hopeful actions – working together towards a hopeful, inclusive world.  (“act justly, love constantly, live humbly” Micah 6. V8)

Our aims for teaching and learning are that all the children will:-

· be tolerant and understanding with respect for the rights, views and property of others.

· develop a responsible and independent attitude towards work and towards their roles in society

· not be limited in terms of their achievement academically, aesthetic appreciation and spiritual awareness.


Our school believes that:

· Children are the only reason why this school is here. Each child comes with amazing gifts, remarkable talents and immeasurable potential. We have a moral duty to ensure that each child is able to discover and develop these.

· Pupils will be happy and will flourish when working with adults who inspire them to learn. Relationships, based on mutual respect, trust, fun and high expectations are the key to excellent learning.

· Pupils will be happiest and achieve best when their families, in whatever form they happen to be, are involved and working closely with us. We will strive to develop strong partnerships with families.

· A broad and balanced creative curriculum offer inspires and motivates every child.

· Pupils will access learning most relevant to their educational need not chronological age. 
 

 
 
Our school's values are underpinned by the Church of England's Vision for Education.
The Church of England Vision for Education:
 
 
Our vision for education is deeply Christian, with Jesus' promise of 'life in all its fullness' at its heart.

In line with the Church of England's role as the established Church, our vision is for the common good of the whole community.

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.

Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.

Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.

Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.


Please see the document below for full details: