Christian Ethos & Values
We are an outstanding Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School (see SIAMs report Nov 2016) with our whole school family at the heart of everything we do. We believe that we walk together with Jesus and that he is with us throughout life’s adventure. This is encapsulated in our ethos and value statement:
‘Walking together and learning together through life’s adventure.’
In our forward thinking Christian school we value and nurture all members of our school community and encourage everyone to reach their full potential. Offering a dynamic, challenging, and inspirational curriculum based on Christian values which stimulates curiosity, adventure and risk taking within a safe and secure environment; where children can achieve success today in order to prepare for tomorrow.
We have chosen the following Christian values which underpin the ethos of our school…
Love, Hope, Friendship, Trust, Respect, Thankfulness,
Peace, Compassion, Justice, Forgiveness, Courage
The children in school have used their own words to explain which each value means to them. See this link.
Our School Prayer:
bless or school;
that working together,
and playing together,
we may learn to serve you
and to love one another.
We focus on one Christian value per term (click here), this is the focus of Worship but is also linked to class learning and discussion with children about behaviour and the world around them. Daily Worship has a focus each week either linked to the term’s Christian value or important parts of the Christian calendar, click here for this term’s plan. As well as school and class Worship we are lucky enough to have members of the local church community to join us bi-weekly for our ‘Open the Book’ Worship, where Bible stories are retold and acted out in a thoughtful and engaging manner. On Fridays we have our celebration Worship which all parents are invited to join us for. During this the children share their successes and learning with the school and parents; it is a joyous occasion.
Our school promises were written with the whole school community focusing on what is important within our school. They are at the centre of our behaviour policy and run alongside our use of Restorative Justice.
Long Sutton C of E School Promises
Always try our best
Be polite and well mannered
To be kind and caring
Play together nicely and fairly
Treat everyone and everything with respect
To keep each other safe
All the children agree to keep these promises to help make our school a safe and happy place for everyone to learn in.