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Vision & Values

Our Vision
‘We aspire to be a community living life in all its fullness. We share, care, learn and love with God,
valuing the dignity and respect of all humanity and creation. Through the power of the Holy Spirit
Jesus’ Kingdom comes and everyone can flourish together.’

What does our vision mean to us?

We aspire to be a community living life in all its fullness The Church of England’s vision for education
We share, care, learn and love with God Our Mission
Valuing the dignity and respect of all humanity and creation A link to Jonah and the Whale
Through the power of the Holy Spirit The Trinity
Jesus’ Kingdom comes Link to the Lord’s prayer
And everyone can flourish together Community and Achievement

Our Values 

Friendship, Perseverance, Respect, Trust, Thankfulness, Humility,
Generosity, Forgiveness, Courage, Peace, Compassion, Responsibility

Each value has a Christian basis and during the term in which it is the focus, each value is brought to the centre of assemblies using Bible stories, stories from other religions and children’s story books.  For further detail of how this achieved, please click here.

2 Year Rolling Programme of Christian Values

Our 6 Key Ideals

During the academic year 2019/20, all stakeholders were given an opportunity to share what they wanted for the children of St Mary’s Infants School.  All these wishes were grouped together and a heading was created which represented the wishes within each category.  This created our six key ideals below.  Our six key ideals underpin our vision, which is rooted around the Bible story of Jonah and the Whale.  Click here to view a document created by Father Andrew to explain how this story links to our vision, mission, values and key ideals.

British Values

The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” The government set out its definition of British values in the …