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Learn • Enjoy • Achieve

In a caring Christian Community developing full potential and mutual respect for all

Church School Distinctiveness and Vision

STICKNEY CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

Our Christian Vision, Values and Aims

 

This is a deeply caring school community where Christian values are rooted firmly in biblical teaching so that all its members have the opportunity to fulfil their God-given potential.

We have six core values to be taught across a two year rolling programme: respect, forgiveness, honesty, trust, kindness, and fairness. (For further details see appendix 1)

Our mission statement is to learn, enjoy and achieve in a caring Christian community developing full potential and mutual respect for all.

Using this and our values and by speaking to our staff, children and governors we have developed our school vision:

“Our inclusive church school aims to fulfil the potential of all. We work together to open minds and broaden horizons from the foundation of our shared Christian values. We pursue excellence through our inspiring and creative learning environment and we empower every member of our community to seek positive transformation in the world.”

 

"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

 

 

To achieve our vision we aim to:

 

  1. To work in partnership with the home, the church and the community, to be supportive and treat all members with mutual respect, courtesy and good manners
  2. To be a caring Christian community that teaches and nurtures Christian values and welcomes children and families of all faith backgrounds and of none
  3. To develop a wide range of skills throughout all areas of the curriculum developing each individual’s sense of curiosity and their characters and talents to the full
  4. To provide a stimulating and attractive environment in which our children will be encouraged to develop positive attitudes to learning, independence and a sense of personal worth
  5. To make school a safe and happy place where everyone feels valued and celebrates the achievements of others
  6. To nurture and extend the school’s involvement with the local and wider community, valuing healthy lifestyles and the world in which we live to enable our pupils to prepare for their futures

(For further details see complete document on school aims appendix 2)

How the Vision and Aims of Stickney CE Primary School are grounded in the Bible

 

God created all people and created them differently for reasons and purpose we may not understand. Regardless of how we perceive other people to be, they are God's creations, and it is God's will for us to show respect to everyone.

 

As God is creative, so we are committed to developing a creative environment for our pupils. God encourages people to reach their full potential, which includes both growing in wisdom and in their relationship with Him.

 

Psalm 127 tells us that “Children are a gift from the Lord” and we are to celebrate that gift.  Proverbs 22:6 states: “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Jesus says “‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’

 

The stories of Samuel, David, Joseph and others show us how God can work within the hearts of young people to enable them to do good. Jesus was secure in the care of his earthly parents as he grew up in Nazareth. He grew in wisdom and stature.

 

A couple of Bible extracts which describe a view of education and learning for a purpose:

 

Romans 12:2 (Amplified Bible)

And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].

 

Proverbs 9:9

Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.

 

Proverbs 4: 6 - 7

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

 

To achieve our vision we aim to:

1. To work in partnership with the home, the church and the community, to be supportive and treat all members with mutual respect, courtesy and good manners.

The idea of community comes from the sense of responsibility we have for each other. In the Bible, God encourages us to take care of our neighbours. We remember the importance of maintaining our relationships with those around us.

 

Romans 12: 9 - 13

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honouring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

 

2. To be a caring Christian community that teaches and nurtures Christian values and welcomes children and families of all faith backgrounds and of none

Without exception, the children we spoke to said they feel school is a caring and safe place to be. We are committed to ensure that this continues, with each child feeling confident to express worries they have, and to feel confident in their uniqueness.

 

 

Romans 15:1-2

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbour for his good, to build him up.

 

3. To develop a wide range of skills throughout all areas of the curriculum developing each individual’s sense of curiosity and their characters and talents to the full

All staff recognise that whatever they do is modelling behaviour and attitude to the pupils. Each member of the school community is committed to striving for excellence in all parts of school life, so that each child is enabled to reach their fullest potential, and does so with enthusiasm.

Colossians 3:23-24

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

 

4. To provide a stimulating and attractive environment in which our children will be encouraged to develop positive attitudes to learning, independence and a sense of personal worth

We acknowledge our responsibility to do the best we can for the children in our care. We will use our God given creativity to develop and deliver a curriculum which fires imagination and encourages exploration to go deeper into a subject so that each pupil finds their place in the wider world.

 

Philippians 4:8-9

Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honourable and right and pure and beautiful and respected. Do what you learned and received from me, what I told you, and what you saw me do. And the God who gives peace will be with you.

 

5. To make school a safe and happy place where everyone feels valued and celebrates the achievements of others

We want all members of the school to have fun and enjoy the experience. We are committed to celebrating all achievements, big or small, of staff and students, whether inside or outside the school. We are reminded that God revels in the achievements of his children, and we seek to do the same.

 

Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD your God among you is powerful. He will save and he will take joyful delight in you. In his love he will renew you with his love; he will celebrate with singing because of you.

 

6. To nurture and extend the school’s involvement with the local and wider community, valuing healthy lifestyles and the world in which we live to enable our pupils to be prepare for their futures.

The children are with us for a short time – they leave with a life still ahead of them. But within the school, they gain the foundations for that life to be lived. We are passionate about ensuring that they are excited to go and live.

 

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Appendix 1

Collective Worship Values and Themes

Year A

 

Term 1: Respect

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

Matthew 7.12

 

Term 2: Trust

“My God is my strength in whom I trust.”

Psalm 18.2

 

Term 3: Honesty

“Tell the truth to each other”

Zechariah 8.16

 

Term 4: Forgiveness

“Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must always forgive others.”

Colossians 3.13

 

Term 5: Kindness

“Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Colossians 3.12

 

Term 6: Fairness

“Learn to do right. Seek justice.”

Isaiah 1.17

 

 

 

Collective Worship Values and Themes

YEAR B: 

 

Term 1: Friendship

“Encourage one another and build each other up.”

1 Thessalonians 5.11

 

Term 2: Thankfulness

“Always be thankful”

1 Thessalonians 5.16

 

Term 3: Generosity

“God lives a cheerful giver.”

2. Corinthians 9.7

 

Term 4: Perseverance

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4.13

 

Term 5: Service

“Serve one another in love.”

Galatians 5.13

 

Term 6: Courage

“Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1.9

 

 

Appendix 2

STICKNEY CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL

Our School Aims  

Our mission is to ……..   LEARN, ENJOY, ACHIEVE

In a caring Christian community developing full potential and mutual respect

 

To work in partnership with the home, the church and the community, to be supportive and treat all members with mutual respect, courtesy and good manners:

  • listening to all concerns
  • clear school rules that are consistently applied
  • a prominent and effective school council and church council
  • seeking and listening to the views and opinions of pupils, parents and all staff and the local community
  • participation in events linked to the church, community and diocesan
  • make links and support local, national and international charities
  • teaching of courtesy and politeness
                                                                                                                             
    To be a caring Christian community that teaches and nurtures Christian values and welcomes children and families of all faith backgrounds and of none
  • promotion of a Christian ethos and our Christian values
  • to teach Christian principles of love and forgiveness
  • to encourage people to treat others as they wish to be treated themselves
  • to be inclusive, recognising equality and diversity
  • to create an environment where people can be open and honest about their faith and beliefs
  • to value collective worship
  • to provide worship that reflects our links with Christianity and the Anglican church
     
    To develop a wide range of skills throughout all areas of the curriculum developing each individual’s sense of curiosity and their characters and talents to the full
  • provision of high quality learning and teaching
  • provision of appropriate curriculum for Stickney children
  • teaching styles to cater for all learning preferences
  • professional development for all staff
  • opportunities for parents to learn about and share in their children’s learning
  • provide opportunities for social action projects
     
    To provide a stimulating and attractive environment in which our children will be encouraged to develop positive attitudes to learning, independence and a sense of personal worth:
  • a classroom ethos which supports enjoyment and learning for all
  • praise of effort and achievement
  • a climate of learning where all are encouraged to take risks
  • promote physical, social, moral, intellectual, emotional, cultural and spiritual development
  • encourage balanced self-evaluation
  • high quality teaching and learning resources
     
     
    To make school a safe and happy place where everyone feels valued and celebrates the achievements of others:
  • a safe playground which provides opportunities for enjoyment and scope for imagination
  • zero tolerance of bullying
  • to celebrate the success of all – through valuing the achievement of staff, pupils, governors and the community
  • value and promote work-life balance and good mental health and resilience
     
    To nurture and extend the school’s involvement with the local and wider community, valuing healthy lifestyles and the world in which we live to enable our pupils to prepare for their futures:
  • promotion of care for the local environment
  • provide opportunities to learn about and become involved with our local environment and community
  • provide opportunities to learn about and see the world beyond our local community
  • promote environmental awareness
  • through participation in wide range of sporting activities
  • promotion of healthy eating and healthy food choices at school and at home
  • provision of growing and cooking activities
  • make links with and support the needs of the developing world

 

 

Christian Vision Values and Aims

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