DEEPLY CHRISTIAN, SERVING THE COMMON GOOD
How do we fulfil the Church of England’s vision for education?
At Hartpury C of E Primary School, we are deeply Christian in character and live out our School Christian Values on a daily basis. Collective Worship is the ‘heartbeat’ of our school day, setting the tone for the behaviour and ethos of our school family. We have strong links with our local vicar Reverend John Longuet-Higgins, We welcome visitors into school on a regular basis to contribute to R.E lessons, Collective Worship and to mark key dates in the Christian calendar.
We embrace the Church of England’s vision which is deeply Christian and proclaims Jesus’ promise of “Life in all its fullness” (John 10:10) through the four elements of community, dignity, wisdom and hope.
Our Christian values underpin and enhance everything we ALL do within the community and fellowship of our school.
One value is the focus for each term and this is the same focus across the Primary QuEST multi-academy trust.. Worship is focused around the relevant value with bible stories of Christ's teachings of this value shared, this is then followed up in the classrooms by teachers and opportunities are provided for families to explore together at home (Home School Values). These values are displayed at key points around the school and certificates are given out weekly to children who have been seen acting the value out.
We seek to promote our shared values based on Christian teaching throughout their school life so that children come to make behavioural choices based on Christian values. These values inform the schools, vision, aims and ethos, the design of the curriculum, all policies the planning of spiritual and moral development as well as the school’s management and governance.
Every opportunity is taken to celebrate the demonstration of these values in children’s behaviour both in school and also during events outside school. We weave our values into all aspects of school life and share them in our daily language; they are important to staff, children and the community.