Embracing the Fullness of Life...
Our Christian Ethos and Christian Values
As a Church school we have a distinctive character where Christian Values are promoted in all aspects of school life. We encourage all members of the school community to promote a Christian Ethos where Care and Respect is shown to everyone. As a Church School there are strong links with the Parish Church of St James'. Reverend Tom Handy regularly leads a Family Collective Worship that is held at The Church of St Peter and St Paul South Petherton. Family and friends are welcomed to attend this service.
OUR SCHOOL and PRE-SCHOOL VISION
‘Embracing the fullness of life’
At our Church School and Pre-School, we aim to provide a welcoming atmosphere where staff and children work together to create a happy, secure, caring and stimulating environment. This is created in partnership with church representatives, parents, governors, and the wider community. All children are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential, to develop personal responsibility, self-esteem, respect for others and their environment. This is achieved through a broad and balanced curriculum with high quality teaching and learning experiences. We provide a well-resourced school that encourages creativity and co-operation and where collective and individual efforts are valued and celebrated. Our Christian Values are embedded throughout our ethos and form the foundations of our approach to ensuring that every child embraces the fullness of life.
AIMS OF THE SCHOOL
We aim to:
Religious Education and Collective Worship
Religious Education in our school is taught in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus and reflects the teaching of the Church of England. In addition, we have interwoven ‘Understanding Christianity’ in to our curriculum, an exciting resource from the Church of England which gives all our pupils the chance to engage more deeply, thoughtfully and creatively with RE. It gives opportunity to explore life’s big questions and to think imaginatively about this major world faith community.
Through the teaching of Religious Education we aim to promote the spiritual and moral development of the children, at the same time seeking to ensure that it promotes respect, understanding and tolerance for those who adhere to different faiths. A parent does have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education if so wished.
In order to comply with the 1988 Education Reform Act each school is required to ensure that all pupils take part in daily Collective Worship. Nothing in the Education Reform Act affects parents’ rights, as established in the 1944 Act. Any parent does have the right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship if they wish.