Here at our school, we aim for our children to have the brightest futures, each one nurtured individually to discover their unique potential. We want our children to aspire to be the best they can be and live their lives rooted in kindness, courage and respect. We want our children to go into the world as beacons of light, shining their lights brightly so they can live their lives in all its fullness. “Let your light shine” Matthew 5: 16
~ Caring, Growing and Learning Together ~
Recognising our historic foundation, we will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocese level.
We aim to serve the community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promote Christian values through the experiences we offer to all our pupils, staff and parents.
Our Shared Spirituality Definition
A spiritual person is one who tries to make sense of the world and their place in it, by:
- Having a sense of self-worth and an awareness of their uniqueness;
- Having the ability to empathise with others;
- Being open to awe and wonder and being intrigued by the mystery of life.
The Aims of St Thomas & St Anne’s CE Primary School, as agreed by the Governing Body, are that the school is committed to:
- Creating a happy purposeful atmosphere within the school based on a spirit of
cooperation between all members of the school and its wider community.
- Fostering the Christian qualities of kindness, respect, good manners and care for others; and nurturing spiritual, moral, physical and cultural development.
- Recognising, valuing and celebrating achievement.
- Ensuring equality of opportunity for all members of the school community.
- Providing opportunities for pupils to be involved in active learning, encouraging children to think for themselves and to develop their potential and personality to the full.
- Developing self-awareness and evaluation in pursuit of continuous improvement and raising standards.
- Offering a broad and balanced curriculum that is underpinned by a clear and supportive approach to personal and social education.
- Continuing professional development for all staff and governors.
A clear partnership between the school and parents and carers in the promotion of high standards of learning and behaviour.