Vision and Values
Our Visionary Journey
Learn. Grow. Achieve. Flourish.
Our School Vision
St Mary’s school vision is to embrace a Christian like way of living, learning and teaching.
As a Church of England primary school, we value and are ambitious for all children and are committed to providing a positive, happy, safe and stimulating environment for them to enjoy and excel in their learning; grow in confidence, resilience and independence; achieve their full potential and flourish as individuals.
Our Christian Values
Autumn: Love, respect and peace
Spring: Wisdom, responsibility and honesty
Summer: Forgiveness, perseverance and resilience
‘I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.’ (Proverbs 4:11)
The British Values
The British values were set out by the government in the “Prevent strategy” in 2011. Some of the ways in which this strategy is delivered are outlined below:
At St Mary's we value pupil voice, listening to what children have to say and making sure they are aware of their rights. As a rights respecting school we utilise the school council to represent all children and encourage children into the leadership decision making processes.
Children understand there are rules in school and in society. They helped formulate our behaviour policy 2023 and understand when and why rewards and sanctions are given. All pupils know our three school rules.
BE READY: BE RESPONSIBLE: BE RESPECTFUL.
As a 'Gold' Rights Respecting school, St Mary's provides opportunities for children to make their own choices as long as they make consideration and respect for the rules and other people. They can express their views and characteristics in a safe place. We provide a wealth of services to ensure children’s needs are met and that they are fully supported to be included in school life. Our inclusion team work professionally to offer a listening ear service, mental wellbeing support and emotional literacy support for pupils.
We encourage all our children to become confident, resilient, and independent learners; enabling them to recognise learning as an asset, providing alternative teaching and learning opportunities and access to clubs and build strong community relationships.
Our visionary journey of Learn. Grow. Achieve. Flourish. is one which takes everyone on board to celebrate diversity, religion, culture, and education. Barriers to learning are diminished so pupils make progress and celebrate great moments without fear or judgement. Pupils often work in a collaborative way with other children both in and out of the classroom.
Pupils learn about different faiths in RE, class assemblies and in collective worship. Significant feast days and celebrations in different religions are recognised at school. Pupils are given the opportunity to talk about their religion and beliefs. All pupils are listened to, and their views heard regardless of ability, gender, faith, heritage, or race.
We have a great responsibility to safeguard pupils from extreme views and a duty to prevent pupils from being drawn into terrorism. By promoting British values, we will work with families to ensure our children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance regardless of background. If any suspicions arise, then the relevant bodies will be notified, and help will be sought to alleviate extremism and combat further radicalisation.