Through God’s Love, we are the rich soil that enables our children to develop deep roots and flourish. We aim to ensure that everyone grows to fulfil their potential, providing an environment rooted in Christian values, where learning, laughter and friendship are at the heart of everything we do.
Through God’s love, we are the rich soil where roots grow and seeds flourish. Luke 8:4-15
As part of this vision we have discussed with children, staff and governors the five key values that we all feel will help our school community to grow and flourish. We have chosen:
WISDOM– This encompasses working hard and gaining knowledge, as well as using knowledge to make wise choices. It also encourages children to persevere and demonstrate Resilience when they make mistakes or find things hard. Our knowledge rich curriculum helps support this aspect of our values.
FRIENDSHIP– this encompasses Kindness and Love by caring for each other and our community, which is especially important during these unprecedented times. It includes Forgiveness, Justice & Truthfulness as the children learn to work together and develop healthy relationships. Our regular charity work and playground buddy bench help support this value.
RESPECT- This helps children to focus on respecting and accepting everyone and links well to our recent Educate and Celebrate award and Show Racism the Red Card workshops. It also includes Compassion & Humility as we understand and support each other and our community as equals. Peace is also a key part of this value as we work towards a peaceful and tolerant society. Learning across the curriculum supports this as children widen their horizons in their understanding of how people live, worship and act in different parts of the world.
RESPONSIBILITY– This encourages children to be organised and take responsibility for their own actions. It also encourages children to look after their belongings, classroom, school and the environment. Hope for their own future and the future of our planet relates to this value as well as Service where children take action to make a difference in our community & wider society. Our KS1 & KS2 Young Church Leaders awards support this value.
CREATIVITY – This is a key value in our school as we pride ourselves on approaching all aspects of our curriculum and school life with creativity. It supports children and staff in nurturing talents, having Faith and Courage to take risks and try new experiences. It also focuses on the Joy of being able to express ourselves, share our ideas and inspire each other. Our Curriculum includes many planned opportunities to appreciate creativity in our local community and wider world through meeting and learning about local musicians, artists, scientists and engineers.
We have chosen a simple Bible story for each value to help introduce them and develop the children’s’ understanding further using Bible scripture.
For ideas of how you can further develop these values at home with your family please see the home/school values resource sheets below:
Through a partnership between home, church and school we provide a stimulating and caring environment in which to develop the whole child, preparing them for life.
At Staindrop we believe that every child is entitled to enjoy their childhood, celebrate their individuality and reach their full potential. We aim to do this through:
- Creating a caring school family living by Christian values
- Celebrating everyone’s strengths and efforts no matter how small
- Offering wide ranging quality experiences that stimulate children’s minds
- Encouraging respect for others, positive behaviour and good manners
- Building strong links between school, home and church
- Preparing children for future challenges in a changing world
- Valuing the opportunities we have to contribute to our community and the wider world
We wish every child to take with them happy memories of Staindrop into their future life.