Ethos and Values
As a Church School we value the link with Holy Trinity Church. The Governors have agreed the following Ethos Statement:
“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 experience it offers to its pupils, while welcoming families of different or no faith.”
Beliefs and Principles to which we work –
Staff will strive to:
- raise achievement for all
- have high expectations for all
- create a stimulating learning environment
So that children can:
- have fun and enjoy school
- achieve to the best of their ability
- be given the opportunities to work collaboratively and independently, and make choices
- learn from first hand experiences wherever possible
- feel able to take risks, make mistakes and to learn from them
- learn life skills to prepare them for adult life
All of our values are underpinned by love. They ensure that we achieve our vision to help everyone to fulfil their potential within a Christian and caring environment and have ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)
Our Christian values are:
We aim for all children to respect themselves, others and their communities and to take pride in all that they do.
‘Treat people in the same way that you want them to treat you.’ Luke 6:31
We aim for all children to understand what it means to be kind and show kindness and compassion to others.
‘Be kind, compassionate and forgiving to each other, in the same way God forgave you in Christ’ Ephesians 4:32
We aim for all children to understand the importance of honesty, using the language of making good and bad choices.
‘Each of you must tell the truth to your neighbour because we are part of each other in the same body.’
We aim for all children to understand what it means to forgive and be forgiven.
‘If you forgive others their sins your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14
We aim for all children to understand and show what it means to be responsible, becoming independent and role models to others by always doing the right things even when no one is looking.
‘Whatever you do, do it from the heart for the Lord and not for people’ Colossians 3:23