Our Christian Distinctiveness, our School Vision and SIAMs
We are proud to be a church school that is part of the Coventry Diocese. Our Christian distinctiveness stems from our vision.
Aim high, be courageous, show love and kindness.
Our strong Christian vision is underpinned by these words from the Bible:
"Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love"
(1 Cor 16:13 - 14)
Aim high, 'Keep alert' - look for opportunities to improve, progress and learn new things.
Be courageous, 'stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong'- be brave enough to try new things, make mistakes and succeed; to stand up for what you believe is right and make a difference.
Show love and kindness, 'let all that you do be done in love'-treat everyone with love and kindness at all times; value yourself as a unique creation.
Our vision is that every child and member of our school community is welcomed and valued as a unique individual, supported and empowered to flourish by our caring, inclusive and engaging ethos and curriculum:
- to love and value learning, able to make progress and achieve;
- to love and care for each other, their neighbours and communities;
- to love and value themselves;
- to be brave as confident, happy and respectful citizens, developing opinions and values, beliefs and views to grow as independent learners and active citizens in local, national and global communities;
- to develop strength to persevere, to push themselves and aim high.
Our vision is exemplified by the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25 - 37), allowing children to connect and understand our vision more fully.
Our mission as a school is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum where high quality teaching and learning is delivered in a vibrant, supportive learning environment, underpinned by the teachings and values of Christianity to serve our community and beyond. We encourage the children at all times to reflect on how the values impact on the way they show and gain respect in their everyday lives. We believe these values enable the school to demonstrate its Christian distinctiveness whilst promoting the importance of understanding and appreciating other cultures, religions and world views.
Our holistic and well rounded approach towards education provides a secure foundation for life long learning and flourishing, building opportunities for every child to grow in self esteem, confidence and academic success. We want our children tpo be alert to opportunities, able to make decisions and overcome challenge based on their beliefs and world views.
We encourage our children, and school community, to be courageous and have strength of character to stand up for what they believe to be right, to fight injustice whilst keeping peace and reconciliation in mind. We want them to have respect and care for the world; to be alert for opportunities to build up themselves, our school and community; to show kindness and compassion to our neighbours wherever and whoever they may be.
We encourage perseverance to ensure children have the resilience to learn from mistakes and are able to question and challenge in ways that show respect and treat others with dignity. We aim to provide a safe and inclusive environment where children develop understanding of values in action, with space to develop their spirituality and own beliefs whilst respecting the beliefs and world views of others.
As a community, we want our children to have a passion for life and learning; to celebrate love and friendship so they are able to serve each other and the wider community. They will understand how to keep themselves safe and well, valuing mental as well as physical health, wellbeing and spirituality. We work to ensure our school community can appreciate the diversity of society in modern Britain and be thankful for all of the many different parts which make us whole, aiming to value each other and work together in hope.
Our vision is reflected in our expectations of everyone's behaviour:
Each half term we learn more about our vision through the exploration of a Christian value.
These values are:
- Hope and Aspiration: Peace and Reconciliation, Justice, Forgiveness;
- Community and Living Well Together: Service, Kindness and Compassion, Love and Friendship, Generosity;
- Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills: Perseverance, Courage, Creativity, Wisdom;
- Dignity and Respect: Trust, Hope, Respect and Reverence, Thankfulness, Honesty.
Here is our latest SIAMS report from the inspection in February 2023