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Vision, Aims and Values

Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our World     

Vision Statement

At Ashwicken Primary School, we have thought carefully and worked with our pupils, staff and governors to create a shared vision that reflects our school beliefs. Our logo of the cross and the tree, represents ‘ourselves’, growing like trees and spreading our branches.

At Ashwicken Church of England Primary School, we foster a caring and creative environment, (Kindness & Gentleness) based on Christian Values, where all achievement is celebrated and where we are all inspired and challenged to fulfil our potential.

Our Vision is to offer an environment which gives opportunities for creativity and challenge, where curiosity is welcomed, enquiry encouraged and the excitement of learning is fostered. We want our school and the school community to be a place where all children feel loved, respected, safe (Self-control) and encouraged to develop to their fullest potential. In forming our vision, we chose the following bible passage to ‘root’ our vision in biblical teaching:

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit”

Galatians 5:25

 

So, if we live in God's way, he will bring gifts into our lives - in the same way that a fruit appears in an orchard.

 

 

“The fruit of the Spirit is
 love, joy, peace, patience, 
kindness, goodness, 
faithfulness, gentleness 
and self-control.”

 

Galatians 5:22-23

In forming our vision, we considered how we as a school, strive to ensure that we educate the whole person. The Church Of England’s Discussion Paper “The Fruit of the Spirit - on Character Education and using this, we worked together, prayed and reflected together on why we are a distinctly Christian school. The ‘fruits’ are our values, the values we teach and strive towards through

 

Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our World

 

We aim to

  • Provide a happy, supportive and caring environment based on Christian values (Faithfulness)

  • Patience, understanding, tolerance, fairness, respect and safety for all others is pre-eminent

  • Ensure that the physical, spiritual, moral, social and cultural needs of each individual are met

  • To treat individuals fairly, promoting a positive attitude towards themselves and others without bias of culture, race or gender. (Goodness)

  • Work as a supportive partnership with home, the church and the community

  • To encourage everyone to develop their skills, knowledge and talents to achieve their full potential and become valuable members of our ever changing society (Joy)

  • To enable each and every individual to experience success