Our Christian Vision, Mission Statement and Values
Our Christian Vision
At Christ Church, we work hard to enrich and develop the religious character of the School in accordance with the principles of the trustees, the Church of England and in partnership with Christ Church at parish and diocesan level. Our vision is:
We nurture the Christian faith and ethos of the Church of England to enable all community members to develop spiritually, socially, intellectually and emotionally, linking with the Church of England’s core desire for educating the whole person enabling - life in all its fullness. (John 10:10)
We provide our whole community with a loving, stimulating and supportive environment where they feel safe, secure, valued individuals.
We achieve this by Loving Learning, Living to love and Following Jesus - Our school motto
Why Community is central to us
Community is central to the Christian faith. As a Church of England Primary School, we are part of God’s family, which means that we all belong together.
We want all members of our school community to stand up for what is right. We ask ourselves:
- How can we be happy when others are not?
- How can we enjoy our riches, knowing that others are going hungry or without a roof over their heads?
- How can we enjoy our privileges, knowing that others do not have the same privileges?
As children of God, made in the image of God we are all equal and of equal worth to God.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide the children and adults within our community with a loving, stimulating and supportive/welcoming environment where they can feel safe, secure and valued as individuals within a bigger team.
We aim to foster and nurture the Christian faith and ethos of the Church of England to enable all members of our community to develop spiritually, socially, intellectually and emotionally so that they can reach their full potential.
We aim for our children to:
Come to understand and apply Christian values through learning, worship, prayer and reflection
Become independent and confident individuals who show respect both to others and themselves as well as their environment
Understand their own place in God’s World and to appreciate the religious, moral and cultural traditions and different needs of others
Have a desire to learn new skills and experience new things so that they can reach their full potential both academically and as a ‘whole person’.
Staff, governors and parents undertake to:
Listen to the children and take their viewpoints into account
Work as a team, showing Christian values in all that they do
Support the children as well as each other
Encourage personal growth and independence rooted in relationships
Accommodate each individual’s special needs
Provide a well-planned and well-delivered curriculum which will equip the children with knowledge, skills and understanding
Provide a safe environment in which children will feel respected and cared for.
Our Values Education
At Christ Church, we have agreed a set of core Christian values spread over a two-year cycle. These values underpin much of what we do. Each half-term a new value word is explored through assemblies, stories, displays, newsletters and in the classroom. The children are immersed in that value word and it becomes part of their working vocabulary. This work links closely to other work done in PSHE and RE, and we find that the children now readily use the values when dealing with real problems of their own.
Our value words are:
Year 1: Love, Wisdom, Perseverance, Friendship, Forgiveness & Trust
Year 2: Understanding, Resilience, Courage, Humour, Confidence & Responsibility