School Values and Ethos
We are an Anglican - Methodist Voluntary Controlled School and, as such, the Religious Education taught is acceptable to both the Anglican and Methodist churches in its concept and practice. Whilst our teaching is based on a strongly Christian ethos, children of other faiths and those who have no faith are all welcomed equally.
During the school year, visits are made to the Anglican and Methodist churches in the village as part of the RE Curriculum, or to take part in a special service held to commemorate a particular event. We warmly welcome visitors from both churches, and others, to lead our worship in school. We endeavour to provide opportunities for modern ministry through song and dance to engage and inspire our young people in their journey with faith.
However, it is also important to note that we accept children of all faiths in school and also those who have no faith. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from religious instruction or worship, and where this is requested arrangements will be made. However, the gospel values underpin how and why we create the environment that we do where every individual is valued and accepted for who they are and what they will become. We work in the belief that every child is valued by God.
We are very lucky to have two school chaplains as part our team, Rev Angela Wynne and Rev Gill Sharpe not only help children to prepare worship, but also support learning in the class room and are available to speak to families at anytime. Please ask for contact details.
We developed our first Pupil Chaplaincy Team in 2015. Since then, the Pupil Chaplains have had lots of ideas of how they can fulfil their roles.
· To help the school to be a community of faith
· To develop good relationships within and beyond the school community
· To support Liturgy, prayer and the spiritual nature of the school
· To involve pupils in fundraising for charities
· To continue to develop strong links with the Parish
· To support the school in its Mission Statement
Please take the time to read our Outstanding SIAMS inspection report (can be found online and on our website). It recognises and celebrates the outstanding way we provide for our children. It is this aspect of our work that makes us stand apart from community primary schools.