VISION AND VALUES
VISION STATEMENT- ‘One Family Under God’
One Family Under God: It is said, ‘The LORD will guide you continually...and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.’ Isaiah 58 verse 11
Our vision is to promote an atmosphere in which the development of the whole child is secured through a strong commitment of Christian values. We are committed to promoting the highest quality of teaching and learning, in a secure and caring Christian environment as ‘One Family Under God’. We believe in an inspiring, enriched curriculum which promotes a thirst for knowledge, the development of life-long skills, values All God’s Children and excites all learners.
MISSION STATEMENT and VALUES
Believe and Achieve: ‘Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy’. Peter 1 verse 8
We are committed to promoting the highest quality of teaching and learning, in a secure and caring Christian environment in which we Value All God’s Children. Through our skills based led, creative and immersive curriculum, all of our children can ‘Believe and Achieve’.
Our 6 ‘Mission Keys’, which represent the core Christian values and are symbolic of St. Peter, have been established by all pupils and staff, and identify the needs and interests of the children at St. Peter’s C of E Primary Academy.
These are: -
KOINONIA – ‘The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and although all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.’ Corinthians 12 verses 12-13
The Koinonia revealed through Jesus Christ is being in agreement with one another, being united in purpose, and serving alongside each other. We encourage our children to come together and work together as a whole whilst respecting the diverse cultures and faiths of others.
SERVICE – ‘Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one anothers’ feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.’ John 13 verses 14-15
The service demonstrated through Jesus Christ did not only tend to people’s physical needs, he ministered to their spiritual needs. We equip our children with the skills, passion and drive to help one another when they are in need, to provide an ear for others to share problems, to look at issues and offer service within their local and wider communities. Through our unique location at the heart of the community, the children of St. Peter’s play a prominent role in understanding their responsibility to care for the world we share.
FORGIVENESS – ‘Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ Luke 23 verse 34
The forgiveness demonstrated God and revealed in Jesus Christ is that we forgive others and extend grace as we have been shown grace. It can be one of the hardest things we do in life. Our children understand that each day is a fresh start, they accept apologies and not bear any grudges, and they work together to find a resolution.
JUSTICE – ‘But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.’ Amos 5 verse 24
We encourage our children to love on another as He loves us. We are ‘One Family Under God’ and as such our children listen to one another, discuss the issues that they face, refrain from anger and turn from wrath. Our ‘Good to be Green’ and ‘Great to be Gold’ behaviour system has been written by the children and embodies the qualities and principles that St. Peter’s represents.
TRUST – ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.’ John 14 verse 1
The trust of God revealed in Jesus Christ shapes the life of our Church of England Primary Academy. Our children are honest at all times even if we are in the wrong, we say what we have seen or heard and not just repeating what others have told us, we are able to confide in staff and friends and vice versa, and we are a good friend who knows when to keep someone’s confidence.
HUMILITY – ‘Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.’ Ephesians 4 verse 2
We encourage our children try and think about other before thinking about themselves. We encourage humbleness to ask and accept other people’s help. We encourage our children in being proud of who they are, what they have achieved and what they have, whilst being aware of and respectful of others.