St Paul’s C E Primary School
Our Ethos and Vision:
Love, Joy, Peace…
Caritas, Gaudetum, Pax
Our motto: “Together we Grow, Love to Learn and Shine - Make a Difference!”
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.” Jeremiah 29:11
St Paul’s C E Primary School is an inclusive welcoming family community based on a strong Christian faith where Love is at the heart of everything we do. We want our children to be confident, creative and independent learners; inquisitive to wonder and explore; form positive, respectful relationships and who are resilient within an ever-changing climate of social diversity.
“Be gentle, be patient, be humble, be loving” Ephesians 4:2-3
We encourage our children to ‘Shine their Light’ with personal achievement to make a positive impact on others by sharing their Christian values and a ‘Love of Learning’ within the local and wider community and to ‘Make a Difference’ to themselves and for the good of others.
“You are the light of the world……let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works.” Matthew 5: 13-18
St Paul’s family embraces each other as a living, breathing community who grow together in love, strengthened by the trust we have in each other’s ability to nurture and strengthen in goodness to grow and flourish to the best of our abilities and contribute to the wider world.
“Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7
St Paul’s – an inclusive, welcoming, happy, thriving learning family community where Christian Values are at the heart of our Mission where, ‘Together we grow, Love to Learn, Shine and Make a Difference!’
We have a desire to:
- Inspire and be inspired by others;
- Be excited to learn by being motivated through various experiences;
- Be supported and challenged to achieve our own and each other’s potential as we grow together;
- Celebrate each other’s effort, achievement and individuality;
- Develop confidence and metacognition to nurture interdependence;
- Make an active contribution to the wider community;
- Promote peaceful friendship and joy as part of the school family;
- Demonstrate strong servant leadership towards others;
- Be resilient and responsible for own actions;
- Be inclusive and respectful of everyone’s individuality and uniqueness and
- Embrace the ever-changing landscape of our communities, lifestyles and future developments and actively contribute to making a difference for others and grow together in Love.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.” Luke 11:9 / Matthew 7:7
How did we arrive at our mission and vision?
In Autumn 2018, Mrs Henderson met with different groups of our school community to explore or vision for the school and more importantly the values we consider to be important to achieve this vision. Meetings were held with three groups of parents, Governors, staff and various different classes of children across the school. lease see some images of the work that was carried out.
Each group were given symbols and asked to identify how these represented the child's learning journey? From here they identified important values they felt contributed towards becoming a successful well-rounded and positive, healthy child ready for the next stage of their learning?
Finally each group came up with a statement which they felt summed up their discussions.
Following all of this facilitated work, all the ideas and discussions were brought together and fed within a strong Christian foundation upon which our final Mission and Vision statement has been written.
Please see the slideshow of images during the workshops below and then the power point below that which identifies the process.(scroll down the right hand side of the power point to see each slide)
Since then we have revised the document and amended it slightly to reflect the current values of diversity and inclusion and the additional aspect of "Together we grow" which forms the main part of our logo now included on our new uniform.
I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this wonderful document which epitomises the ethos of our happy,vibrant and caring school.
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