We want our pupils to believe in themselves, and in God, so that they have the confidence to overcome barriers in order to achieve, to the best of their ability, whatever they aspire to.
Our vision has been carefully chosen to reflect the Christian ethos of our school and the needs of our pupils and community. We understand that, in order to become effective citizens in today’s society, our children will need to have realistic aspirations; an understanding of local, national and global issues and the knowledge of how they can impact on these; empathy for others and resilience in order to reach their goals.
Our vision is firmly rooted in the following passage from the Bible which we believe sums up the expectations that we, as a school, have of all our stakeholders – pupils, staff and parents.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.” Colossians 3:23
We aim to embody this vision at all times in all our work.
Believe and Achieve
Our motto is a shortened version of our school vision which is easy to remember and is embedded in all aspects of school life. We want our pupils to aim high and have confidence in their own abilities so that they can reach their full potential.
Our mission is to ensure all our learners can explore and enhance their knowledge and skills by developing confidence and resilience in preparation for future life.
Through our Christian values and high expectations, we aim to nurture each child so that they become global citizens of the future.
As a Church of England school, we aim to help children develop an understanding of the Christian faith and the teachings of Jesus Christ, encouraging them to follow the commandments to ‘Love God’ and ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’
We try to ensure that Christian values, which are largely shared by other world faiths, are at the heart of everything we do in school. We recognise the importance of the following values – peace, love, hope, joy, gentleness, thankfulness, patience and kindness but we have chosen five that we feel to be essential to our school :
Compassion – which enables us to be gentle, kind, patient as we understand and treat others as we would wish to be treated.
Forgiveness – which enables us to let go of negative feelings towards others.
Respect – which enables us to be tolerant of all people, regardless of their age, culture, gender or ethnicity, and of their belongings and property.
Trust – which enables us to establish the close relationships essential to a joyful and peaceful community.
Justice – which enables us to develop an understanding of what is right and wrong and what is fair.
OUR PERSONAL LEARNING GOALS
As a trust, we are deeply committed to improving outcomes for all children and supporting schools with a history of underperformance to become both inspirational and safe places in which to learn. We do this by investing in and developing exceptional teachers, leaders and support staff; building strong relationships with parents and our local communities; providing inspirational learning environments; and demonstrating high expectations for every school and every child across the trust.
The goals, which are shared by everyone in our schools, are: