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School Vision

Our School Vision  

‘Learning together, achieving together, growing together in God’s love’

Within our small, inclusive school, we value everyone as a child of God and rejoice in our diversity. We encourage curiosity and challenge; aspire to become agents of change and equip all members of our school family with the social, emotional and moral intelligence to pursue what is right and just.

 

Our vision draws inspiration from the Bible narrative, ‘The Good Samaritan’ which is found in the gospel of Luke 10:25-37 in the New Testament.

The Good Samaritan was a man of compassion, courage and responsibility, who took it upon himself to do the right thing by others. Even in times of discontent and when it felt unnerving to do so, he was still courageous in the choices he made. He helped more than just his friends, because he believed it was important to value everybody, whoever they were.  Without hesitation, he took responsibility when another was in need, because it was just the right thing to do. He made a difference, not just to one person, but to many communities who heard of the humanity he showed.

Our vision is underpinned by our core Christian values of love, hope and forgiveness.

Our Vision explained:

Within our small, inclusive school, we value everyone as a child of God and rejoice in our diversity.

The Good Samaritan parable demonstrates to the children that regardless of person's background or belief, each person is a valuable being who needs supporting and loving. Jesus tells us to, 'Love your neighbour as yourself.' (Luke 10:27). 

We believe that each child is made in the image of God and welcome every child, regardless of history, socioeconomic background, special educational need, disability or ethnicity, to be a unique and important part of our school family.  In our daily lives this is lived out through our empathetic attitudes, respectful behaviour and caring actions towards others.

We encourage curiosity and challenge; aspire to become agents of change

In The Good Samaritan, Jesus teaches us the values of respect, bringing dignity and making a difference to the life of an individual despite cultural differences. ‘But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.’ (Luke 10: 33)

Our vision is underpinned by social action opportunities provided in class and beyond, teaching our children how to have a voice and to be courageous advocates of change in the wider world.

…equip all members of our school family with the social, emotional and moral intelligence to pursue what is right and just.

“Jesus told him, 'Go and do likewise.'" (Luke 10: 37) The parable emphasises that God entrusts to us the worthy duty of caring for our world and those within it.  

Through our bespoke curriculum, we aim to provide our children with the skills to foster compassionate action and empower them to live socially just lives, following the example of The Good Samaritan. 

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