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Vision and Christian Values

 

Our Mission


‘Achievement for Everyone’
Our vision for Croft Church of England Primary School reflects our passionate commitment to ensure that all children feel safe, happy and achieve their full potential as unique individuals and learners. This will be achieved by all children, staff, parents and governors working together in partnership.


Our Ethos
The ethos is the characteristic spirit of the school.


Croft Church of England Primary School works in partnership with the community to provide an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and Practice, and understanding of shared values. We celebrate the diversity of the wider community and are committed to the principles of inclusion and equality of opportunity.


Values
Values are fundamental expressions of what we think and believe. As a school we encourage children to think about personal and social values, to become aware of, and involved in the life and concerns of their community and society, and so develop their capacity to be active and effective future citizens.
As a Church school we embrace the following Christian values: Reverence, Wisdom, Thankfulness, Humility, Endurance, Service, Compassion, Trust, Peace, Forgiveness, Friendship, Justice, Hope, Creation, Koinonia. We have added Happiness to this list.


The most important of these, in the opinions of parents, staff, governors and pupils, in connection with our school were:


FRIENDSHIP
Friendship is fundamental to the development and fulfilment of ourselves and others, and the good of the community.


REVERANCE

Develop self-respect, and respect for others. Promote inclusion, and appreciate and value the diversity of people’s circumstances and backgrounds.


ENDURANCE

Maintain a ‘can do’ attitude and aspire to achieve goals.


COMPASSION

Show care and concern, and exercise goodwill toward others.


KOINONIA

The members of our school family are interdependent: all are needed and valued and each person is important to the whole community. We work together to ensure all feel included and valued.


PEACE
Be safe together and live in harmony - Christian love and unity


HAPPINESS
Find pleasure, contentment and joy.


Aims
Aims reflect our beliefs and values, and represent our vision and what we want to achieve as a school community. Our aims are translated into priorities to move the school forward and meet the challenges of an ever changing world.

Our Aims are:

VALUES CENTRED

Promote Christian values in our children and school community. Foster positive attitudes to all people, races, religions and ways of life. DYNAMIC & INNOVATIVE Deliver a dynamic and innovative curriculum that challenges, excites and inspires children to achieve their best and instil in everyone a love of learning.


CELEBRATE SUCCESS

To nurture, support and challenge everyone to perform at their best and feel proud of what they have achieved. Build self-esteem through the celebration of children’s achievements.

 

HIGH EXPECTATIONS

Set high expectations to enable pupils to become effective, enthusiastic, independent learners. Prepare children for the future by giving them the attributes to flourish, building resilience and a can do attitude to life.


CARING AND SUPPORTIVE

Create a happy, caring and supportive environment based on a spirit of co-operation between the school, the Church and the local community. Ensure that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children is at the heart of the school Improvement plan so that children are happy, safe, healthy, confident, polite and enthusiastic learners, ready for the next stage of their education.

 

COMMUNITY ORIENTATED

Help children develop an understanding of citizenship and empower them to make valuable contributions locally and globally. Engage with the school and wider community to enrich and enhance children’s achievement and personal development.

 

ACCOUNTABLE AT ALL LEVELS

Promote collective responsibility for raised standards and improved pupil outcomes by ensuring that adults and children understand their role in contributing to the success of the school.


LEARNING CENTRED

Create an inclusive learning culture where children and adults within the school community are challenged in their thinking, strive for continuous improvement and are committed to life-long learning.


INCLUSION

Treat children and adults fairly, equitably, and with dignity and respect, to maintain an inclusive school culture.


WELL ORGANISED AND SYSTEMATIC

Children and adults embed consistently applied policies and practices that ensure the effective day-to-day running of the school and support strategic leadership and management.

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