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Newton Longville Church of England

Primary School

“Celebrating all that we are and all that we can be”

Our Church Ethos

As a Christian school we like to provide opportunities for our children and staff to reflect and pray outside of Collective Worship.  We therefore provide 'reflection areas' in every classroom, staff room, in the main reception area and outside; these are linked to our Worship 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!'.

Classroom Prayer and Reflection Areas

Vision and Values

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

 

At Newton Longville we aim to be a dynamic community of care where all are appreciated and respected, built on Christian values, in which everyone is encouraged, challenged and inspired.

 

It is a place where potential can be fulfilled and where everyone has the opportunity to be the person that they aspire to be.

 

Our values underpin our teaching and learning and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident and happy citizens.

 

The Mission Statement summary for our school is:

Celebrate all that we are and all that we can be’

Timothy 6:19 “In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”

 

At Newton Longville Church of England Primary School, we strive to offer a high quality, rounded education for our pupils in the context of our Christian values of compassion, respect, aspiration, friendship and thankfulness, and in partnership with their families and the community.

 

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

 

Our school’s distinctively Christian values are:

Compassion - caring and understanding others

Respect - for myself, for others, for truth and for difference

Aspiration - to be the very best I can be

Friendship - treating others as I would like to be treated

Thankfulness - through prayer, praise and giving

 

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.

 

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