Vision and Values
The vision is the ultimate aim for our schools and our children. We want to ensure that each and every child fulfils this vision.
At St Luke's, we work hard to enrich and develop the religious character of the School in accordance with the principles of the trustees, the Church of England and in partnership with St Luke's Church at parish and diocesan level
Our Christian vision is…
Our school’s Christian Vision is that each child is a unique gift from God. We nurture the Christian faith and ethos of the Church of England to enable all community members to develop spiritually, socially, intellectually and emotionally, linking with the Church of England’s core desire for educating the whole person enabling - life in all its fullness. (John 10:10)
“Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God” (James 1:17)
The school’s vision is based upon a clearly articulated theological rationale: All children are loved by God, are individually unique and that the school has a mission to help each pupil to achieve their full potential. (Valuing all God’s children)
Christian values and high expectations are at the heart of all aspects of our school life, providing a safe, happy and inclusive learning environment where children are encouraged to develop respect, self-esteem and confidence. We aim to find exciting ways to educate, making use of the latest developments in technology.
At Christ Church and St. Luke’s we celebrate success and encourage everyone to achieve their full potential by working together in partnership with parents, carers, the Church and wider community.
It reflects a Christian understanding of God as a loving God, inspiring our work in education
It reflects our belief about ourselves and each other as created and precious to God, unique individuals deserving of the best because they are loved by God, enabled to flourish academically and personally
It reflects our belief about the world in that we have responsibility for its stewardship, together with respect for diversity and difference
Our Christian vision is lived out in nurturing the Christian faith and ethos of the Church of England to enable all community members to develop spiritually, socially, intellectually and emotionally. Our vision underpins all of our policies, decision making and practices enabling individuals to live ‘life in all its fullness’. (John 10:10)
Our Christian vision has been developed by staff, leaders /governors/faith group/in consultation with stakeholders etc.
To be approved by Governors/Local Governing Body on March 11th 2020
Due to be reviewed Spring 2021
Primary linked documents: e.g. curriculum and spiritual development policy, self-evaluation and school development plan; RE policy, Collective worship policy, Relationships and Health Education policy, teaching and learning, behaviour and inclusion policies. Also addressed in all policies as they come up for review.
Please share the values with your family and friends. We would like everyone in our local community to know what we believe in and what makes our schools special. Please pray for the development of the Federation and all the children and adults who make the Federation and the individual schools such special places.
May God bless us all as we live and learn together.