Our Vision for our School 


 

Jesus said ‘You are the light of the World’ (Matthew 5:14) so we let our little lights shine.

It is our responsibility to help each other let our individual lights shine brightly in all that we do and say, always following in Jesus’ footsteps to be a beacon of love to all.

 

Intent:

Our Curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child can 'let their individual lights shine brightly' by offering stimulating and awe-inspiring learning experiences with Christian values at the heart of school life.

 

Every child will have a unique and individual journey through their time with us to live ‘life in all its fulness’ (John).

 

Our curriculum is delivered in our Church School through an ethos and environment which fosters an ‘explore, discover, dream’ approach to life.

 

The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare the children for life beyond our school.

 

Through our curriculum our children are supported and encouraged to become life-long learners and recognise that their learning journey is not only in the classroom but beyond in the world around them. This approach gives opportunities for the children to make connections and understand that their learning is a tool for life.

 


Implementation:

We deliver a creative, broad and balanced curriculum across all areas of learning.

 

Through high quality teaching of knowledge, skills and vocabulary across core and foundation areas of learning, all children will be encouraged and supported to be inquisitive and creative learners. They will have the opportunities to influence their own learning through age appropriate and progressive themes and topics.

 

Children are inspired to be courageous to have a go and to experience that making mistakes is a valuable way of learning and that we can all learn from our mistakes, and therefore take our learning forward. Opportunities are given for the children to take-risks in a safe and secure environment and strive for the next step in their learning.

 

Through our child-centred approach our curriculum is inclusive, differentiated and tailored to all our children’s needs and interests, with opportunities to be child-led.

 

Effective learning characteristics including being ambitious, reflective and imaginative, will drive teaching and learning in our school.

 

Opportunities are given to raise aspirations, engender a sense of personal pride in achievements and provide a purpose and relevance for learning for all groups of learners.

 


Impact:

Our children will have a secure set of skills, they will grow in wisdom, knowledge, understanding and Christian values which will prepare them for their journey through life (Jeremiah 29:11 - 'I know what I have planned for you. I have good plans for you ... to give you hope and a good future.') and support them in reaching their full potential. Development of their academic, spiritual, social and emotional well-being will lead our children to have an integral thirst for learning with the self-belief and confidence to let their little lights shine each and every day.

 

Our children will leave our school as inquisitive, compassionate, creative individuals who feel valued, supported and cared for. We will embed the skills needed to be courageous, resilient and confident risk-takers for both life in and beyond the school environment.

 

Our children will use the school’s Christian vision, values and their moral compass to have a positive impact on their world and the people they meet.