VISION, Values and Ethos
‘To grow and to flourish’
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 and happy citizens.
At All Saints we strive to support and challenge pupils as they grow emotionally, academically and spiritually. Underpinning our Christian ethos is the parable of the mustard seed:
The Parable of the Mustard Seed, Matthew 13: 31-32
[Jesus] told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
Our school vision encompasses a vision of the Kingdom of God, where God’s love rules, where everyone is welcome, where everyone is valued and where everyone can flourish.
At All Saints we believe that everyone one matters. Each of us is a unique individual and, like the mustard seed, we all have the potential to grow and to flourish. Jesus said that faith as small as a mustard seed could achieve great things, even move a mountain. In faith, we aspire to live as God wants us to; to love and respect God, each other, our neighbours and ourselves. Like the tree that the seed in the parable becomes, we want our school to be a place where everyone feels at home and can grow and flourish; for us all to become the people that God calls us to be.
‘To grow and to flourish’
Here at All Saints we encourage children to understand all Christian values with a particular focus on Compassion, Friendship, Respect and Perseverance. We promote Christian values through the celebrations such as Christmas, Easter and Harvest, and through prayer and reflection. Through reflection and prayer we also work to take each child on their own faith journey.
We grow and flourish through…
Compassion: Here at All Saints pupils are encouraged to show understanding of others less fortunate than themselves and show kindness and empathy.
Friendship: Here at All Saints pupils are encouraged to be the best friend they can be by showing kindness and thoughtfulness of others.
Respect: Here at All Saints children are encouraged to go on a path of self-discovery. Children learn how to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development, as well as how to treat and respect others.
Perseverance: Here at All Saints we work together to overcome any obstacles, however challenging, to achieve our goals. We try and try again, building resilience which helps us deal with any disappointments on our journey to success.
We aim to inspire children through creativity and the arts, invigorate them through sport, educate them on a healthy lifestyle and provide them with opportunities to develop spiritually, socially and culturally. It is our mission to equip children with the tools they need to realise their full potential. To achieve this we will work in partnership with parents, the church and the community, within a secure and caring Christian environment.
Our curriculum drivers reflect the traits we would like to see in our pupils, our values as a school and the challenges our pupils face.
- Sport promoting a healthy lifestyle
- Spirituality opportunities to develop spiritually, socially and culturally
- Creativity embracing the expressive arts
Profile of a learner:
Our curriculum endeavours to encourage learners who are:
During their time at All Saints, we will ensure that every child will –
Experience live music
Have a piece of art work displayed
Take part in a public performance
Learn to recycle and reduce waste
Visit a theatre to watch a live performance
Participate in at least five different sports
Take part in a disability awareness raising activity
Learn basic first aid
Learn basic road safety
Learn to play an instrument
Visit a place of worship, other than a C of E church
Grow, tend and nurture a plant
Be offered the opportunity to take part in a residential visit
Be offered the opportunity to take part in Cycling Proficiency
Learn the rudiments of a modern foreign language
Learn to swim
Create and sell something to raise money for charity.
Receive a special mention in assembly
Prepare and cook healthy food
Communicate using the latest technologies.
Experience the past through a dress up day
Visit a place of further education