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Bickleigh Down C of E Primary School

Vision and Values

 

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.

 

Church of England - Vision for Education

Vision Statement -'Life in all its fullness' - John 10:10

Core Christian Values - Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity

 

School Vision

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24

 

Christian Values

Love, Forgiveness, Hope, Spirit and Aspiration.

 

 

Strapline: ‘Spurring each other on with love’.

 

How does the school’s distinctive Christian vision work to develop the needs of the whole child?

 

Spurring each other on with love means:

  • 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)

Our Christian Values

 

Our core Christian Values permeate through all we do at our school. Each Christian value is based on scripture and has a direct impact on the life our school. Each term, focus is placed upon one Christian value in Collective Worship, giving the children the opportunity to learn about it and discuss its impact on their daily lives. Our weekly celebration Collective Worship time features a ‘Values Star Award’ where the children nominated their peers for showing their Christian Values within the daily life of the 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