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St Alban's C of E Aided Primary School

Inspired to make a difference in God’s world with excellence and love

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Vision and Values

St Alban’s Church of England Aided Primary School

Vision and Values

 

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

 

Our vision

 

Our vision is for every child to be ‘Inspired to make a difference in God’s world with excellence and love’

 

This means that:

 

  • We will help children to recognise that they are unconditionally loved by God, teaching them how to love others
  • We will equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to achieve excellence in all aspects of their lives and to resiliently tackle challenges they encounter along the way, in order that they can make a positive difference in the world

 

Our core Christian values

 

Our core Christian values of Love, Hope, Thankfulness and Compassion are the foundations of our vision. By developing a deep understanding of these values, children will be inspired and motivated to make a positive difference in the world:

 

Love:  Knowing God loves us and putting others first

Hope:   Knowing that God can be relied on and believing that the world can be better (being prepared to do something about it)

Compassion:   Concern for others and acting upon it

Thankfulness:   Recognition that the things around us are a gift from God

 

Our children are helped to understand the Christian values of Love, Hope, Thankfulness and Compassion through the following bible stories:

 

Love

The parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke, chapter 10, verses 25-37)

The parable of the Lost Son (Luke, chapter 15, verses 11-32)

Ruth and Naomi (Ruth, chapters 1-4)

 

 

Hope

Noah’s Ark (Genesis, chapter 6, verses 9-22, chapters 7-8, chapter 9, verses 1-17)

Daniel and the Lion’s Den (Daniel, chapter 6)

David and Goliath (1 Samuel, chapter 17)

 

Thankfulness

Jesus heals the 10 lepers (Luke, chapter 17, verses 11-19)

Jairus’ daughter (Mark, chapter 5, verses 21-43)

Elizabeth and Mary’s pregnancies (Luke, chapter 1, verses 26-56)

 

Compassion

vThe Lost Sheep (Luke, chapter 15, verses 1-10)

vZacchaeus the tax collector (Luke, chapter 19, verses 1-10)

vFeeding the 5,000 (Matthew, chapter 14, verses 13-21)

 

Aims

 

Through a consistent focus on developing our vision and values, and a first class educational experience, we aim for all children to:

 

  • know that they are unique and precious, loved by God
  • become skilled, knowledgeable and academically successful with a love of learning and curiosity
  • be respectful of all people and God's world, tolerant, accepting and open minded
  • be prepared for a rapidly changing modern world, knowing how to keep themselves physically and mentally healthy and safe
  • be independent and self-motivated with high aspirations
  • become confident and resilient with a strong sense of self worth
  • be morally principled, courageous advocates, able to challenge and stand up for what is right and know when to compromise
  • develop compassion and the ability to forgive
  • develop creativity
  • become emotionally intelligent, skilled in teamwork and building relationships
  • be able to explore faith and spirituality

 

School prayer

 

Our school prayer was written collectively by our school community to mark our 60th Anniversary.

 

Dear Lord,

We give thanks for your son Jesus Christ,

May his life inspire us to make a difference in our world.

Let us lead by example in all we do:

To love others before ourselves,

To have hope and know the true and living God,

To show compassion to all our neighbours

To be thankful and know you as creator.

Thank you for our school, a safe place to learn and grow.

Help us show wisdom, to forgive each other and to care for all creation,

We ask this so your kingdom may be here on earth today and ever more,

Amen

 

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