Relaunching our School Values
The Christian ethos permeates throughout the academy with a strong focus on the academy’s values which are embedded in the pupils’ daily life.PDET Review
The school has a very strong ethos of care and consideration for each and every child. The school interacts really well with the children and really makes them involved with the school life, making them feel like one big family. Parent
The assembly that allows parents to attend weekly gives you a real feeling of connection to the school and to see how they are working to the school’s values.Parent
School Ethos Statement
“The school aims to serve its community by providing 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 of its pupils.”
Many schools talk about educating the whole child and teaching children to be good citizens; we believe that being a Church School means much more than this. Our Ethos Statement explains that Staverton CE Primary School is committed to encouraging an understanding of faith. Within this context, the school teaches respect for other world religions, whilst maintaining Christian values in its ethos and teaching. At Staverton all that we do is underpinned by these Christian or Gospel Values; the values taught by Jesus. We firmly believe that these values are not 'add ons', they are central to all that we do, not something separate. We hope that these values become the children’s virtues.
The school gives high priority to the spiritual development of our children by giving opportunities for reflection and by promoting a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world around us. Staverton values a partnership between school, home and church and encourages everyone to make a positive contribution to the wider community. Preparing children for future adulthood is a priority.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
Our Christian Values
The school community has redefined our 12 school values which are brought together under one overriding value, Love.
Love is more important than anything else. It's what ties everything completely together. Colossians 3:14
Love is patient and kind; love is not selfish nor quick tempered; love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful and trusting; love never fails; love doesn't keep a record of wrongs that others do. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
All our values are explicitly focussed upon over a two year period. They are as follows:
LOVE: Live Our Values Everyday
Year A: Creativity; Forgiveness; Friendship; Honesty; Compassion; Respect
Year B: Responsibility; Courage; Perseverance; Wisdom; Thankfulness; Peace;
Throughout the year we hold events to raise money for a number of charities such as Diabetes UK, UNICEF, Wateraid, Comic Relief and Sport Relief. This is done in a variety of ways: non-uniform days, coffee mornings, bake sales and special challenges, all to raise awareness of these causes. As a result of the success of our ‘Spend a Penny’ challenge a latrine was built in Tallopundi Village in Nepal and a new typhoon-resistant home in the Philippines, built to rehouse some survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, now has a toilet.
Our Church School Inspection (Section 48 Inspection) report is available in the sidebar of the page.
Our Values Gallery