Unlocking potential for lifelong learning, grounded in Christian values
Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
At the heart of our school is the desire to create a harmonious environment that is optimistic, open-minded and based around the needs of the children. We look to provide a consistent and clear structure in which staff work together in a united way to challenge the individual and seek their best. We shall try to make a school in which every child, parent, governor and staff member can feel their contribution to the whole school is valuable and important.
Mrs C. Towler Head Teacher.
At Stratton C of E Primary School we are committed to preparing our children for life in Modern Britain.
Guidance from the Department for Education states that all schools have a duty to promote the fundamental British values of:
The rule of law
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
We promote these values in the following ways:
We aim for our children to have an understanding and appreciation of how decisions are made within the democracy which is modern Britain.
Debating through English curriculum
We aim for our children to have an understanding of how laws are made in Britain and why it is important for everyone to follow them.
School and class rules
We aim for children to understand that they have rights and freedoms as a member of a modern British society
We aim to instil in our children that we have respect and understanding of all people. We respect and celebrate differences in our society and all people regardless of their race, age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or religion.
Policy with children’s input
Visits and visitors
We aim for our children to understand that there are many different faiths represented in modern Britain.
Broad balanced curriculum
Our Stratton key values are: Friendship, Respect, Responsibility, Forgiveness and Truthfulness. Out of the many Christian values these were selected by the children, staff, parents and governors as our key values for school life.
Our home school value this term is THANKFULNESS.
All the children took part in our Prayer Day - a creative day of activities and reflection on our Christian values of forgiveness and friendship. Here are some of the things they got up to from 'Bubble Prayers' to 'Fizzy Forgiveness'.
Year 6 pupils spent time studying the Understanding Christianity "Big Frieze" which depicts the Bible in art from Genesis to Revelation. They were asked to review our current core values, to see if they felt they were still the best choices or whether it was time to reconsider? This is what they thought...
As a class, we concluded that ‘Forgiveness’ should be one of our core Christian values. Forgiveness should be practised throughout life because everyone deserves a second chance. If there were to be no forgiveness in the world, it would be a darker, more miserable place. Forgiveness is represented in the Bible many times and is seen daily throughout the world. People often use forgiveness as a matter of course e.g. if someone accidentally pushes you. It is important to forgive sincerely although we are aware that actions and behaviour could have consequences.
Without forgiveness, there would be less friendship and peace therefore people wouldn’t be able to move on from their mistakes. Forgiveness can make everyone better, more positive and happier people – a world God wanted.