THE HEART OF OUR SCHOOL
Vision and Values
Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth
St Andrew’s C of E (VA) Primary School and Nursery takes as its inspiration and cornerstone, the life and teaching of Jesus Christ with the vision and values strongly rooted in the Christian narrative of 1 John 3:18, thereby enabling all to have a sense of responsibility and love towards others, by respecting all cultures and faiths. The school aims to demonstrate openness, acceptance and empathy.
Our emphasis is to respect and listen to the voice of the unique child and then to build on this and work together to create an environment of excellence for all. Within that environment, we aim to help children flourish and grow as individuals, developing their personal skills and characters, their understanding of the world and their place within it. As they establish their personal identities, we move to inspiring academic aspiration – a love of learning and the desire to succeed and to follow Christ’s path by valuing everyone and having a responsibility to contribute as future global citizens.
St Andrew’s school has high expectations of every member of the school community committing to our school vision and values through daily actions and interactions.
We communicate at all levels by working hard to ensure that every member of our school community has a voice. We aim to create a community, which does not judge or offer judgment but rather promotes values, acceptance and understanding.
We achieve our vision through six elements that enable all learners within our community to grow, flourish and contribute - thereby living life in its fullness.
At St Andrew’s the following values are central to how we work and learn together: Thankfulness, Justice, Koinonia, Courage, Forgiveness, Honesty, Compassion, Respect, Ubuntu, Peacefulness, Friendship and Perseverance.