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Our Christian Values

Aims of School:

Our Aims are:

  • To provide a Christian environment, which develops the children’s spiritual understanding.
  • To offer pupils a broad and balanced curriculum, which facilitates the development of knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • To develop every pupil’s self esteem through promoting self-discipline so that each individual achieves his or her true potential.
  • To develop the children’s creative abilities enabling them to have enquiring flexible minds.
  • To develop the children’s social, moral and cultural understanding with an awareness and celebration of the multicultural world in which we live.
  • To develop an aptitude for lifelong learning throughout the whole school community.

 

The Values and Ethos of the School are:

 

Friendship and Trust

Thankfulness and Joy

Perseverance and Justice

Peace and Forgiveness

 

This term for our whole school ethos day we focussed on the vision of flourishing, looking specifically at the 3 parts of the Flourish section and what each one means.

Lady Seawards Ethos and Values Award 2021

 

We held a design competition in school for the children to have a go at creating a certificate that we can use within our celebration assemblies each week. It will be awarded to children that have demonstrated excellent school values and ethos. Below are the winning designs. 

Well done to Lauren and Theo who created these designs! 

First Federation Trust Vision- Church School Distinctiveness

 

This vision embraces the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of all children. Everyone works to enable outstanding learning and teaching- putting children at the centre of all that they do. It is intended to be used by all schools within the Federation, regardless of setting, beliefs or traditions.

 

For church schools our vision for children is:

 

ASPIRE:

St. Paul writes in Philippians 4.8: 'Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,

whatever is admirable -if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -think about such things'.

 

FLOURISH:

'The righteous will flourish like a (palm) tree' Psalm 92.12.

 

ACHIEVE:

With God's help we can achieve great things:

St. Paul: 'I can
do all things through him who gives me strength' Philippians 4.13.

 

"Learning and life in all its fullness"

 

Central to this document is the aspiration that every child, parent and community member sees their school as excellent. 

It is recognised that continual development and improvement are essential ingredients in this process, as indeed they are essential to meeting Federation expectations that schools will also be judged 'Outstanding' by OFSTED and SIAMS.

 

Each school will absolutely retain its ethos, commitments, beliefs and value-laden practices.

  •  Every school in our trust will foster confidence throughout the width and breadth of the curriculum and will delight in seeking truth, knowledge, wisdom, and understanding to enable them to achieve.
  •  Every child will be inspired to nurture their academic skills, their emotional intelligence and their creativity across the full gambit of subjects, including (but not limited to) music, drama, sport and the arts.
  • Every member of the Federation Community (whether adult or child) will be encouraged to continue to learn the attributes needed in order to aspire to be a good person, citizen, parent, employee, team or group member. Distributed leadership occurs at every level in an environment which is both supportive and challenging.
  • Every school will positively promote opportunities to widen horizons of generosity, compassion, aspiration and hope and will actively afford learners the opportunities to fulfil them. The values of forgiveness, perseverance, truth and reconciliation are encouraged when more challenging events occur.
  •  Every child will be taught in a hospitable school community, where learners flourish within an ethos of collective harmony: embedded within this is the notion that learners will choose to immerse themselves fully within the wider community.
  • Every School will recognise the importance of human dignity across the learning journey and its central relevance to excellent education. Schools will ensure that children are kept safe from harm and are valued as unique individuals. Dignity in education means due consideration to other policies such as (vigilant) safeguarding, behaviour (with anti-bullying) and SEND.
  • Every School will embrace excellence and academic rigour and provide constant opportunities for learners to flourish. They will provide learners with a deep and well- rounded appreciation of Christianity; carrying forward these values as they grow and develop in the wider world and along their own spiritual journey.
  • Courageous advocacy will be promoted in our schools enabling children to make a difference to the World that they live in, allowing others to flourish as well as themselves.

 

First Federation Trust Vision
1. Every child is inspired to learn by an exciting, innovative, and challenging curriculum
2. Every child is taught by an Exceptional Teacher
3. Everyone in the Trust is a Lifelong Learner
4. Every individual will aspire, flourish and achieve within a caring Christian community
To meet the aspirations of the ‘whole child’

 

ASPIRE

 

  • We will aim to be the best we can be.

 

  • We will always move onwards and upwards.

 

  • We have high hopes for ourselves and for God’s world.

St. Paul writes in Philippians 4.8: 'Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable -if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -think about such
 things'.

 

FLOURISH

 

  • We understand that we are each created to be unique.

 

  • Our relationships are built on respect and trust.
  • We contribute positively to our school and community.

'The righteous will flourish like a (palm) tree' Psalm 92.12.

 

ACHIEVE

 

  • We work hard to reach our potential.

 

  • We enjoy new experiences and share new knowledge.

 

  • We use perseverance, wisdom and creativity to make progress.

 

With God's help we can achieve great things:

St. Paul: 'I can do all things through him who gives me strength' Philippians 4.13.

 

For more information about how the Trust vision was created and the guiding principles behind this vision, please visit the First Federation website:

http://www.firstfederation.org/vision-and-values/

Our school Christian Values are illustrated by our beautiful canvases on display.
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