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Church of England (VA) Primary School

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Vision, Values & Ethos

Our visions and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our children as confident, happy citizens.

Our Mission

 

We are a learning community dedicated to achieving the highest standards of education for all. We aim to achieve this through excellent and aspirational teaching and learning.

Our Vision

 

We aspire to nurture “whole” individuals, who are well-balanced in their outlook on life and their personal understanding of themselves in relation to the school community, the wider community and the world. We endeavour to develop and realise the full academic, intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic, creative and spiritual potential of each and every one of our children. It is our vision to be leaders in primary school education through the delivery of exceptional holistic education to all our children.

Core Values

 

Endeavour - we encourage determination and hard work.

 

Contentment - we aim to enable all our children to enjoy school life and ensure their emotional wellbeing.

 

Resilience - we nurture emotional, physical and psychological resilience, stamina and encourage optimism.

 

Diligence - we promote a willingness and desire to learn and work.

 

Inquiry - we encourage the development of an inquisitive mind.

 

Attainment - we help all our children to achieve their potential across all areas.

 

Pride - we nurture the development of self-respect, self-motivation, self-esteem and confidence in our children.

 

Compassion - we promote mutual understanding and support.

 

Mutual Respect - we promote inclusion and respect for others’ differences and strengths.

 

Community - we help our children to develop social skills and make a positive contribution to society.

 

Empowerment - we support our children to make well informed choices.

 

Self-Care - we help our children develop a safe, healthy lifestyle.

 

Our Priorities

 

Christian and British Values

The school encourages an understanding and respect of all faiths. It exemplifies Christian and British values, offering experience to all our children, regardless of gender, race, religious or non-religious beliefs.

 

Curriculum

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum, based on first hand experiences, engaging and stimulating all our children to make good progress and become lifelong learners with excellent life skills.

 

Community

Recognising its historic foundations, the school values and celebrates its links with the local community and its partnership with churches at parish and diocesan level.

 

Provision

We endeavour to provide the highest standard of resources, both human and physical, to support the learning needs of all our children.

Our Ethos

 

Shenington C of E (VA) Primary School is caring and inclusive, whilst recognising individuality. Equal opportunities are provided for the whole school family of adults and children. We aim for all our children to enjoy school life and be happy, with enquiring minds and willingness and desire to work; so that they reach their full academic potential through education of the highest quality in a safe and stimulating environment. Through mutual understanding and support, our children develop self-respect, self-motivation, self-esteem and confidence. They make well-informed choices, develop social skills and the sensitivity to respect and celebrate the differences and strength of others.

Our Motto

 

Through our motto: “Excellence through endeavour”, we strive to instil determination and emotional resilience within our children and staff alike. We remind our children that although they may not know how to do something yet, they will soon master it through hard work and resolve. We consider making mistakes to be learning opportunities and remind children that it is not how many times they “fall over” but how many times they “stand up” that counts. Never give up.

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