As a Church of England school, Christian values influence the daily life of the whole school. Our vision and values statement underpins all that we do. In consultation with children, parents, staff and governors we have recently reviewed our vision statement and values which can be found below. We are in the process of changing our documents and website to reflect this new statement.
Our vision is to ignite curiosity and delight in learning so we are ready for an ever changing, challenging world. We will build each other up to be unique individuals in a diverse community – showing resilience and working positively together to make every day count.’
Our core values of creativity, courage and compassion underpin our vision.
It is rooted theologically in ‘ 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ‘ So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind.
The link with Saint Barnabas the Encourager is at the heart of our vision (Acts of the Apostles)
The Aims of Our School
(linked to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – CRC)
We aim to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, challenging and fun. We believe that a strong partnership between school, home, parish and community is essential to our children’s development. Through this partnership we can help our children:
To develop academically, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially.
To be prepared for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences within and beyond our school.
To enjoy learning and to become independent, self-disciplined and self-motivated, and to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable. (CRC Article 6)
To develop and live by a personal set of well-founded moral values based upon Christian beliefs. (CRC Article 14)
To develop an awareness and appreciation of human achievements and aspirations, in our own and other societies. (CRC Article 28)
To gain understanding of and respect for people whose ways of life and points of view differ from their own. (CRC Article 29)
To develop lively, enquiring, imaginative and creative minds, with the confidence to question. (CRC Article 31)
To be adaptable learners in a rapidly changing, challenging world. (CRC Article 31)