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Church School Distinctiveness

Church School Distinctiveness

At Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School, we aim to provide children with safe, caring environment where every pupil is encouraged to reach their full potential in all aspects of school life.  Our strong Christian vision based on Hebrews 10:24 ‘and let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds’ ensures that every child has the opportunity to be the best that they can be.  Just like the Hebrews needed encouragement from Paul to spur each other on to be more Christlike in their actions, we recognise that children and staff thrive in a supportive and caring environment where all are spurred on to be the best that they can be.  Our school vision covers the following four strands:

  • Enabling all pupils to flourish and achieve their academic potential (Wisdom, knowledge and skills)
  • Encouraging all pupils to stretch themselves spiritually, morally, intellectually, imaginatively and actively, and to aspire to be well-educated (Hope and aspiration)
  • Growing together in community (Community and living well together)
  • Valuing the ultimate worth of each individual pupil (Dignity and respect)

The school has a set of core Christian values that firmly link with our vision.  The values support all children in the school to live out our vision through their learning and relationships in school.

Christian Value

Linked passage from scripture

Love

Mark 12:31

31 The second commandment is this ‘Love your neighbour as yourself. ’There is no commandment greater than these.”

 

Forgiveness

Matthew 6:14

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Hope

Jeremiah 29:11

 

11 For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

 

Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

 

Aspiration

Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength