Our values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
Ethos Statement (from the school’s Instrument of Government)
‘Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and the Methodist Church and in partnership with the Churches at parish, diocesan and circuit 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 all its pupils.’
As part of the Hope Learning Trust family of schools we aspire to grow together, serve one another and support our children in living life 'in all its fullness' (John 10 10).
We work to deliver these aspirations through our 5 Commitments: care, creativity, courage, collaboration & the Christian faith.
We have created a welcoming, inclusive environment where all children can flourish
We actively support building effective relationships through support & intervention
We use PSHE, SEAL, Worship, RE with our Behaviour Policy and rewards system to ensure that children and staff show respect and tolerance for others
Our skilled staff plan for creative learning and high standards within a broad and enriched curriculum
We plan for meaningful, robust learning where children can develop their skills across a range of subject areas in a rich learning environment
We plan opportunities for children to share this learning with others through presentation and performance on a small and larger scale
We help our children develop the courage to be themselves
We celebrate the achievements and successes of all children
We plan opportunities for children to tackle new challenges with determination, resilience and independence
We are a strong team, built on excellent relationships at all levels
We have effective & supportive working relationships between staff, staff & children, children & children, school & parents
Our links with other settings, including pre-school, secondary, cluster schools & other agencies are strong
Both Christian traditions which founded our school support the spiritual development of children and adults
The Christian year guides our celebrations, worship and RE; these help explore the key Christian concepts of hope, forgiveness, love and respect
Creative opportunities and engagement with different churches support all of us in reflection on our own beliefs, religious or otherwise