Our school vision - “strive, believe, succeed” – was developed a few years ago to capture who we are as a school and how we wish for our children to live and go forward in the world. We strongly believe that this vision is still very much at the heart of our school but we are developing this further.
Recently, the staff worked together to deepen this vision. We felt that family played a big part in our vision – as a school we pride ourselves on the feeling of togetherness that we have and parents and visitors often comment on this when they walk around our school. We also thought about what we meant by strive, believe and succeed – how did we want our children to live?
With this in mind we have developed a new school vision -
But what does this mean for our children?
Strive – things are not always easy, and the road is not always smooth but we want our children to strive, to persevere, for faith, love and peace in the world in which they live and to develop resilience in their lives
Believe – we develop in our children the values of God – for example, trust, friendship, respect, compassion, courage. We encourage them to believe in these values and to live them out in their own lives. Values are explored through the lens of the Christian faith
Succeed – success is to be celebrated, and we want our children to do this with grace; to be proud of their own success and also to celebrate the success of others.
We shared our new vision with the children using the idea that we are all part of a school family tree and every time we strive “for faith, love and peace”, believe in the values of God or succeed with grace we add a leaf to help our school family tree to flourish. Each class has a branch that they add a leaf to each time one of these is seen. Our trees are starting to flourish!
We have also shared our vision with parents and governors and will continue to work together to embed our new vision throughout our school community.
“Our new vision is a really good way of us working together and
knowing about who we are and what our school is about.” (Harry – Year 6)