Ethos, Mission Statement and Values
At Christ Church, 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 Christ Church at parish and diocesan level.
Christ Church School aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
Our Mission Statement
Our vision is to provide the children and adults within our community with a loving, stimulating and supportive/welcoming environment where they can feel safe, secure and valued as individuals within a bigger team.
We aim to foster and nurture the Christian faith and ethos of the Church of England to enable all members of our community to develop spiritually, socially, intellectually and emotionally so that they can reach their full potential.
We aim for our children to:
Come to understand and apply Christian values through learning, worship, prayer and reflection
Become independent and confident individuals who show respect both to others and themselves as well as their environment
Understand their own place in God’s World and to appreciate the religious, moral and cultural traditions and different needs of others
Have a desire to learn new skills and experience new things so that they can reach their full potential both academically and as a ‘whole person’.
Staff, governors and parents undertake to:
Listen to the children and take their viewpoints into account
Work as a team, showing Christian values in all that they do
Support the children as well as each other
Encourage personal growth and independence rooted in relationships
Accommodate each individual’s special needs
Provide a well-planned and well-delivered curriculum which will equip the children with knowledge, skills and understanding
Provide a safe environment in which children will feel respected and cared for.
Our Values Education
At Christ Church, we have agreed a set of core Christian values spread over a two-year cycle. These values underpin much of what we do. Each half-term a new value word is explored through assemblies, stories, displays, newsletters and in the classroom. The children are immersed in that value word and it becomes part of their working vocabulary. This work links closely to other work done in PSHE and RE, and we find that the children now readily use the values when dealing with real problems of their own.
Our value words are:
Year 1: Love, Wisdom, Perseverance, Friendship, Forgiveness & Trust
Year 2: Understanding, Resilience, Courage, Humour, Confidence & Responsibility