Newton Longville Church of England Primary School

Our Church Vision

Our School Vision is the ethos that we want for our school, it is at the core of everything we do, so that all the members of our school can flourish and be the best that they can be.

 ''Whatever you do work at it with all your heart''  Colossians 3:23

 Our vision derives from our theological roots and is woven throughout school life. We work at everything with all our heart; striving to be the best we can beThis ensures the entire school community flourishes in an environment that celebrates learning and individuality, with everyone reaching their full potential; spiritually and academically. 

Our Aim is:

  • to provide a safe, happy, inspiring environment in which our children can become confident individuals who can positively face the successes and challenges of life

  • to provide an education of the highest quality which ensures our children develop into successful learners, who can take their place in a constantly evolving world

  • to ensure we all develop high standards; academically, socially, physically, and spiritually, within the context of the Christian faith

  • to promote consideration of others, honesty and self-discipline in order that we are responsible citizens

  • to celebrate all that we are and all that we can be
     

Values
Our Christian values: Compassion, Respect, Aspiration, Friendship and Thankfulness (C.R.A.F.T.) underpin our school vision and support each and every one of us to achieve to the best of our abilities, raising aspirations, confidence and self-esteem. For children, our vision and values are brought to life through our cross-curricular and creative curriculum, which is skills based and knowledge supported. We strive to offer a high quality, rounded education for our pupils in partnership with their families and the wider community.

Each value is rooted in theology, and was discussed and chosen in partnership with our Worship council.

Compassion – Be kind and compassionate to one another. 

Respect – Do to others as you would have them do to you. 

Aspiration – I can do all things through the one who strengthens me. 

Friendship – Friends forgive each other and help each other in difficulties. 

Thankfulness – In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God.

 

These are underpinned by universal values, which include those considered to be British values, of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
We represent these on the hand to make it easier for us to remember and also to relate them to symbolism. For example, they can be used in worship when prayers are said with hands together.

As a Christian school we like to provide opportunities for our children and staff to reflect and pray outside of assemblies.  We therefore provide 'reflection areas' around the school; these are linked to our assembly themes and core values and provide a stimulus to think about, access to a Bible and an interactive activity such as writing prayers.  There are many different kinds of prayers, they may say:  'Thank You', 'I'm Sorry', 'I Love You' and 'Help!'.

 

Spirituality at Newton Longville CE Primary School

 "Spirituality is not always something we can see; it can be something we feel inside ourselves."

It is about awe and wonder, being curious, having open minds and being thankful for what is good in life.

It is about self-belief (believing in our potential to achieve), creativity, forgiveness.

We understand that spirituality is not just about ourselves, but appreciating others.

We value moments of calm and quiet.

spirituality statement 2023.pdf

 

British Values Statement

Newton Longville C of E School has a commitment to British values and actively promotes the fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and values.