St Mary’s CE (A) Primary School Values
Our aim at St. Mary’s is to be a truly inclusive school where children’s academic achievement and personal development are equally important. As a Church of England Primary School we have a strong Christian ethos which underpins this vision.
To help us achieve this vision the children were asked to think about our school motto ‘Living, Loving and Learning in God’s Care’ and to choose six values which are important to them:
Gratitude – knowing that we are more fortunate than many other people around the world and appreciating what we have.
Thoughtfulness – being able to think of others and making wise choices.
Forgiveness – knowing that everyone can make a mistake and that saying sorry is the first step to putting things right; as well as being tolerant and understanding of others.
Kindness – we are all part of one school family and know that looking out for one another is important.
Perseverance – when something is difficult we don’t give, we try again and work with others to find a solution.
Courage– life is full of challenges and it is important to be brave so that we can try new things.
*Links are made between school values and British Values i.e. tolerance.
In school, our system of rewards is based upon these values. Children who model these values can be given stickers or could have a ‘visit’ from one of our values lambs. As a school we celebrate these values in the classroom, on the playground and in whole-school collective worship of in celebration assemblies.
Mrs Hill and the Governors of St. Mary’s CE (A) Primary School have worked with representatives of our whole school community (children, parents, staff, governors & the local church congregation) to develop a clear vision of how we see our school developing over the upcoming years and beyond: this is our Vision 2020.