vision and Values

Our church school vision:

Our Church school vision is inspired by the Rule of St Benedict, which we use to underpin the work we do. At the heart of our work to realise our vision is St Benedict’s call to:

“Show first in deeds all that is good and holy.”

We strive to ensure that each person can thrive by providing a curriculum that inspires curiosity and develops our pupils academically, personally and spiritually. We build trust in each other so that each person can fulfil their gifts.

In this, we reflect on St Benedict’s prayer for wisdom, intelligence, diligence and patience:

“Almighty God, give me wisdom to perceive You, intelligence to understand You, diligence to seek You, patience to wait for You, eyes to behold You, a heart to meditate upon You and life to proclaim You, through the power of the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.”

We value the time we have together, seeking to be a place of welcome for everyone and a space for all to thrive. We take time to honour ourselves, others and our learning, recognising the importance of acknowledging the ‘ows’, the ‘wows’, and the ‘nows’ “Let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace”.

As we journey together, we know that we need to live well together, offering thanks for our successes and holding up those who sometimes fall short. In seeking to do this, we are inspired by St Benedict’s Rule, which exhorts each person to “be careful to be gentle, lest in removing the rust, you break the whole instrument”.

We strive to show forgiveness, offer hope and build resilience when things go wrong. We seek to ensure each member of our community feels aspirational and hopeful for the future, recognising that we need to act with compassion, responsibility and wisdom “to whom more is entrusted, from them more is exacted” so that all can live in friendship, justice and peace. 

Our school christian values:

Thankfulness:

“Thankfulness is the fuzzy feeling that you get inside when you are given things or opportunities from someone else”.

1 Timothy 4:4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving

Friendship:

“Friendship is like a brilliant star which shines brighter when the sky turns darker!”.

Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.

Forgiveness:

“Forgiveness means when you do not have bad feelings against someone who has done something nasty to you.”

Luke 6:37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Compassion:

“Compassion means treating someone, how I would like to be treated and caring about them.”

Lamentations 3:32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.

Trust:

“Trust means that you know in your heart, what the person is telling you, is the truth”.

Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Hope:

“Hope means that anything is possible, keeping our dreams alive and striving for a better tomorrow”.

Jeremiah 29:11  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.