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Ethos Statement and Values


Our vision is to create an innovative and flexible school that can confidently meet the needs of our ever changing and diverse communities. We will achieve this through the inspiration of children in God's world. In doing so we aim to take risks, to enable learning to be active and based through enquiry. In following this vision we will foster enjoyment, set high expectations and standards and through working together we will truly grow together.


The attached documents are extracts from the school's Ethos Document and state what this means, how it is demonstrated and how it is incorporated in the daily life of the school. The Ethos Document is reviewed through an Ethos committee with amendments and recommendations made for incorporation in the School Development Plan

To view the full Ethos Document please ask at the school office.


Term 1 2018-2019  Truthfulness


This term we have been learning about the Christian value of truthfulness. We have explored why it is important to tell the truth and times when this can be tricky! We heard Bible stories about truth and deception and learned that Jesus always told the truth. We thought about what it means to be 'searching' and 'fighting' for the truth.





Term 2 Respect


This term we have been learning about respect. We have thought about what this means and how we can show it to all members of our community. We know that "different means different not worse" and have explore the Golden Rule which Jesus taught, learning that we should treat others how we want to be treated ourselves.


Term 3 2018/2019 TRUST

This term we are learning all about the Christian value of trust. We explore promises God made in the Bible and how they can help people with their worries. We identify who we trust in our lives, and how we can be trustworthy friends to others. 


Term 4 Service


This term we have thought about who we should serve in our lives and who serves us. We were challenged to do some 'no strings attached' service and secretly help others in our St Andrew's crew or at home, for no special thanks or praise. We found out how Jesus served others and thought about how we can use our talents to help other people. 




Term 5 Compassion


This term we are learning what the word compassion means. We think about people in our lives who care for us and who show us patience, kindness and support when we need it. There are lots of people in our lives and communities who are less fortunate than ourselves, so we are thinking about how we can help other people in times of need, as Jesus did for many people in his life.