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Vision and Values

The School's Vision

 

Statement of Religious Ethos

The following statement is taken from the school’s Articles of Government and is a statement of Religious Ethos:

Recognising its Christian Foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

The school best serves the community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It delivers an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith. The school promotes Christian values by providing children with opportunities to advance socially, emotionally, morally and spiritually. Children learn to embrace Christian values through the teachings of the Christian faith and the principles of the trust deed. The school staff is instrumental in demonstrating a commitment to the Christian ethos of the school and they provide an ideal which children accept and follow with enthusiasm.

School and the Church

Our school was originally affiliated to the old St. John’s Church on Tong Street, which is now used for purposes other than worship.

We have developed a strong bond with St. Christopher’s Church on Holme Wood and we regularly seek to maintain this valuable link in a variety of ways.  As we relocated to Bierley we are a bi-parochial church school. This means that the school will serve the Christian Education needs of two parishes, Tong/Holme Wood and Bierley. The bond which our school has with Holme Wood has been extended to include Bierley and has made our Christian influence stronger as a result.

We know that much of the true Christian ethos of our school originates in the influence which our churches have on the daily life in school.

As with all relationships, those worth keeping need continual two-way effort and encouragement.  We know that much of the true Christian ethos of our school originates in the influence which our churches have on the daily life in school. We are lucky that both of our vicars take an active part in promoting the interests of the school and are often to be seen performing a variety of roles in our everyday routines. In this way we continue to work closely with our two parishes to ensure that this church influence is as strong and effective as it possibly can be.