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Our Vision Statement and Values

Our School Vision Statement:


“Working together to nurture, raise aspirations and promote life in its fullness. Through our Christian ethos we seek to develop happy, enquiring minds, a spirit of curiosity, respect, and resilience. We value every member of our school community for who they are and through challenge, support and building positive relationships, we pursue excellence in all we do.

‘Ask and it shall be given, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened.’ Matthew 7.7



Our vision statement is rooted in the 4 pillars of what is a Christian world view. It incorporates the 4 basic elements which permeate the Church of England vision for education: wisdom, hope, community and dignity.

Pillar of wisdom: Have the capacity to reason, be curious and to question. Wisdom is how we act on knowledge.

Pillar of hope: Raise aspirations and empower all to go out and change the world.

Pillar of community: We show how we unite in shared community beliefs and values but recognise unique beliefs and values of people.

Pillar of dignity: All humans are valued and treated with dignity and respect.

Our pupils know that the biblical quote from Matthew 7.7 means that with God's help, we can open the door to a brighter future. We have a  display in our entrance of past pupils and what they have achieved since leaving school to inspire our pupils and show them what they can achieve in the future when they leave school.

As a Church of England school, core values sit at the very heart of our school community and our curriculum and underpin everything we do. Although rooted in Christianity our core values are universal human values. We reflect on each with the goal of determining the sort of person we are to become. In our school we aim to be the sort of people that God would want us to be and to treat others in the way we would want them to treat us.


When reflecting on spirituality and our school prayer including what it means to them, some of our Year 4 and Year 5 pupils said ‘treat each other in way we want to be treated’. This was a great starting point for discussion and was expanded to make reference to the Bible quote from Mark below, which became a focal display in our school hall. 


Mark 12 30:31

30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. 31 The second is this: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.

Put simply, this implies the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. In other words, treat others in the way you would want to be treated. For the oldest children v31 implies that in order to be kind, compassionate and generous to our neighbour, we must first be those things to ourselves. Love your neighbour as you love yourself. This leads into do unto others as you would have them do unto you.



As a Church of England Primary School we aim to earth our values in the wisdom and understanding of the Christian faith and particularly in the gospel values founded in the reality of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. It is the Christian tradition that gives our values content and the story of Jesus that gives our values moral substance.

Our Pupils (through the Collective Worship Council), Foundation Governors and staff chose the following Christian Values for our school:



Year A

Year B

Term 1

Core Value: Perseverance

Core Value: Respect

Term 2

Advent and Christmas from Roots and Fruits 2

Advent and Christmas

Term 3

Core Value: Friendship

Core Value: Forgiveness

Term 4

Easter and Holy Week from Roots and Fruits 2

Easter and Holy Week

Term 5

Core Value: Service

Core Value: Courage

Term 6

Miracles of Jesus from Roots and Fruits 2 inc Communion Service

Words of Jesus or People Jesus Meets from Roots and Fruits 2


As love is the foundation of all values it has not been included as a separate value. Our values are based around love and caring for other people.

Each Value is the focus for acts of Collective Worship for a 5/6 week term.


Our 6 Christian Values each link to a learning behaviour which will help our pupils to succeed in the future (with God’s help we can open doors to a brighter future) which form the basis of our curriculum intent. These link to our vision statement which focuses on overcoming the barriers to learning faced by our pupils. Our rewards system in school reflects these learning behaviours which are set out below.


Christian Values

Learning Behaviour/Characteristics of Learning



To foster positive relationships. Reaching out to many people in the school and wider community. To recognise the importance of courtesy and good moral values.



Give our pupils the courage to pursue excellence, aim high, be ambitious and challenge themselves.

To open their eyes to the wider world and the opportunities (in education and in work) that are out there in the future.

If you have courage you have happy enquiring minds.

Courage to be curious.



Ensuring a sense of self-respect, independence and self-motivation. Children to develop compassion for others, value difference, celebrate diversity and the fact that we are all unique.

Provide liberation from insularity and opportunities to be reflective about their own beliefs and those of others.

Children to respect the law, recognising right and wrong and understanding the consequences of their actions.



To be resilient to overcome challenges and to develop as a lifelong learner.

Problem solvers over task completers.



To be inquisitive about the world they know and beyond.

To be curious learners who question with enquiring minds.

To be an agent of change (living the way Jesus did) to impact the school and the local community.

Responsible lifelong curious learner.



To be adaptable, responsible and tolerant and develop a growth




How do we transmit our values?

  • Through the management ethos and values of our school. This ensures that the school environment is a safe and caring place where children can share, think about and experience ethical enquiry.
  • Through teachers’ example and use of moral language, which will help pupils internalise ideas of what is acceptable and not acceptable in the living, working community of our church school.
  • Through subjects of the curriculum.
  • Through collective worship where we explore community/ our Christian values.
  • Through teaching methods that convey respect for people, respect for truth, acceptance of responsibility for actions and a concern for justice and fairness.
  • Through learning that helps pupils comprehend imaginatively the equal importance of other people.


About Each Value



Jesus frequently encouraged his disciples to “endure patiently” the difficulties and obstacles they encountered and to persevere in the face of adversity. He himself trusted in God even when his enemies tried to stop his work and plotted his death.

'I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.' Philippians 4.13

Bible Stories discussed which are relevant to this value

  • Moses sees the Promised Land  Numbers 20, Deutmy 31,34
  • Stories from the Lion Storyteller Bible including Down in the Well, A Time to Build, The Lost Sheep.



Christians believe they can call God their friend because of the relationships made possible through Jesus.

'Encourage one another and build each other up.' 1 Thessalonians 5.11

Bible Stories discussed which are relevant to this value

  • Jonathan and David                   1 Samuel 18
  • The Garden of Gethsemane         Matthew 26
  • Down through the Roof               Luke 5
  • The Helpful Servant                    2 Kings 5



Jesus exemplified in his person, ministry and relationship with God, what it was to be called the 'servant king'. Christians believe that their calling is to follow Jesus' example and serve God.

'Serve one another in love.' Galatians 5.13

Bible Stories discussed which are relevant to this value

  • 'I do not come to be served, but to serve'  Matthew 20.28
  • Matthew 4. 18-20
  • The Paralysed Man      Matthew 9
  • A Widow and her Son  1 Kings 17



The nature of God, as revealed in the Bible, presents all people with a choice. Those whose response is one of respect are acknowledging God’s greatness, authority and involvement in the world. Reverence takes this response a step further and includes aspects of worship such as awe and wonder.

'Do to others as you would have them do to you.' Matthew 7.12

Bible Stories discussed which are relevant to this value

  • Matthew 25 34-40
  • The Last Supper                         Matthew 26
  • Zaccheus the Tax Collector          Luke 19
  • Moses sees the Promised Land     Numbers 20
  • Other areas discussed are the work of Mother Teresa and Francis of Assisi.



For Christians, Jesus’ death on a cross is the ultimate revelation of God’s all forgiving love and his sacrifice stands as a source of inspiration to forgive others, no matter what the cost.

'Jesus as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others.' Colossians 3.13

Bible Stories discussed which are relevant to this value

  • The Story of the Lost Son       Luke 15
  • The Lords Prayer                   Matthew 2, Luke 11
  • The Emmaus Road                Luke 24
  • The Story of the Lost Sheep   Luke 15
  • Stories from the Lion Storyteller Bible including Jesus and the taxman.



God is always present in every situation. This Christian belief has led to great acts of courage. Through prayer people have found the strength to help them to be courageous.

'Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.' Joshua 1:19

Bible Stories discussed which are relevant to this value

  • Moses and the Burning Bush    Exodus 2-4
  • A Miraculous Crossing              Exodus 14,15
  • Daniel and the Lions
  • Joshua 1:9
  • Rahab and the Spies                Joshua 2
  • 'Perfect love casts out all fear'  1 John 4.18