We're excited to share with you our school’s distinctive Christian vision.
As a Church School we are required to have a vision that is shared with the whole school community, and which is then supported by our values.
Our school vision is ‘Growing Happy, Caring Hearts and Minds’.
The foundation of this can be found in the Bible, John 15 v 12;
‘My command is this: love each other as I have loved you’.
Our vision has been developed from the central belief of the Church of England, that education should develop a fullness of life. This is alongside the Exeter Diocese vision to pray, grow and serve with joy.
The school community were consulted and given the opportunity to identify key strengths and attributes of the school. Questionnaires were sent out to all parents, staff, governors and pupils. There was a positive response to this and overwhelmingly everyone prioritised the children’s happiness and wellbeing, alongside and integrated into learning and meeting full potential. This goes back to the central belief that the role of the school should be to educate the whole person, encompassing ‘physical and intellectual development, united with spiritual, moral, social and cultural’.
The Christian faith is centred around the love of God and at this school we have also developed new values that are based on the GRACE of God.
The values are: Generosity, Respect, Agape, Courage and Empathy.
These form and shape the ethos of our school culture and are a core component of our Collective Worship.
Miss K Lee, Mrs A Warren and Mr Overton.
Strategic Lead and Leads for Collective Worship and Religious Education.
We have stickers for each of these values, which we award when someone demonstrates one of our values in school.
Year 1 led our Collective Worship with a wonderful presentation which included readings, prayers and singing.
We all visited the church and enjoyed singing together while thinking more about the Pentecost story.
Welcome to our mini Easter Trail, 2023
The whole school came together for a lovely Christingle service.
Our Harvest Celebration Collective Worship 2022
This video was played as children were welcomed into the hall during the week commencing 3rd October.
Our Easter Trail, 2022
The whole school took part in the Easter Trail to learn more about what the Bible teaches us about this Christian celebration.
As a Church of England School we learn about Christianity throughout the school year.
Our photo gallery shows the hall displays created by each year group for Easter 2022.
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With the Bible Story Widow and the Penny, shows our vision and values in action.
Display by Year 1
With the Bible Story Daniel and the Lion's Den, showing our vision and values in action.
Display by Year 4
With the Easter Story/Holy Week and showing our vision and values in action.
Display by the EYFS
Showing our vision and values in action.
Display by Year 5
Showing our vision and values
Display by Year 6
Each classroom has created their own GRACE 'tree' in their reflection area, to represent the values.
This photo gallery shows some of the work we do across the school during the school year.
Our donations were made to the Exmouth Food Bank.
Trinity Day, 10th June 2021
Some amazing trinity inspired artwork
Listening really well to Father Roberts.
creating trinity symbols
We use the symbol of an apple to help learn about the Holy Trinity.
Easter Topic Work
What an effective piece of artwork for Easter
Learning about Easter
Easter Collective Worship
Attending St John's Church for Pentecost
Displays in school
Generosity and Empathy - Charity Shoebox Appeal
Working with Christian charities - Christmas Shoebox Appeal