All the staff and governors are committed to giving the pupils that join us the best possible start in life. We aim to provide them with a high standard of education within a challenging, stimulating and secure Christian environment, that promotes their self worth and encourages a sense of responsibility and community. In the autumn of 2016, staff, governors, parents and pupils sat down to re-define the school’s vision: the result of this work are the six statements listed below. We aim to be all of these things and are committed to ensuring the children who attend Fordcombe enjoy coming to school and value the time that they have here.
Our Christian Values are at the centre of everything we do at Fordcombe Church of England Primary School. Each week we focus on a different Christian Value. This is done explicitly through our Collective Worship time and also throughout our curriculum. Children have regular opportunities to reflect on each value and to develop an understanding of the Value in action. Each Friday, in our Celebration Worship, we acknowledge children who have demonstrated these values.
Our visitor from St. Peter's Church (Father Tom Holme) regularly leads our worship to help us reinforce our understanding of each value as he shares stories from the Bible and reflects on what they mean for us in our every day life. Children have opportunities to plan, prepare and lead worship for the whole school through the school faith group, the Leading Lights and also as they organise worship at key points in the Christian calendar for the whole school community.
The Values we explore and strive to live by are:
We believe these values are empowering our pupils to develop their spirituality and guide them in their personal development as effective learners and good citizens.
For more information please view the Christian Values for Schools website at http://www.christianvalues4schools.org.uk/.