Our vision and values:
St Peters is a distinctively Christian school, at the centre of a thriving community, where children discover God’s love as we equip them to grow in resourcefulness, resilience, respect and the courage to aim high. Through outstanding learning opportunities, and our inclusive approach, our vision is to unlock the potential in everyone.
Our School Values
Our school values are important to us and they underpin all that we do. These values are found in all our classrooms and in key areas around our school. These values are:
Resilient: Philippians 3:13-14 ” Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Respectful: Romans 12:10 “ love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour”.
Resourceful: Proverbs 18: 15 “An intelligent mind acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.”
Always Aiming High: Philippians 4:13 (Same as that linked to ‘Unlocking the potential in everyone’) “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
At St. Peters we aim to preserve and develop our religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England, in partnership with the church at both parish and diocesan level.
Our aim is to serve our 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 experience we offer to all our pupils. We aim to:
- Deliver a curriculum that is driven by creativity and secure teacher subject knowledge which develops a love of learning;
- Provide all children with fun, stimulating and effective learning environments, regardless of background, ability, gender or race, equal and stimulating access to the curriculum – an education for life;
- Deliver an appropriate and challenging curriculum to raise pupil achievement through high standards in teaching and learning;
- Provide a curriculum that develops the whole child and promotes pupil wellbeing to enable them to achieve independence, responsibility and resilience;
- Ensure that teaching and learning meet the statutory requirements through the national curriculum and through planned Personal, Religious, Moral, Social and Sex Education.
To deliver our aims in a child friendly, succinct way , our four key values which are at the heart of everything we do at St Peter’s. They help us form successful, positive relationships and promote a positive growth mindset.
St. Peter’s seeks to promote British Values in and through all aspects of school life; and especially through the curriculum.
Fundamental British Values include:
- Good Citizenship & Respect for the Rule of Law
- Individual Right to Liberty & Freedom of Speech
- Respect & Tolerance for/of other Faiths and Cultures
- Promotion of Equality & Equal Opportunity – in combating discrimination on the grounds of: colour, gender, race and/or religion.
At St. Peter’s Primary School, British Values are promoted by:
- enabling pupils to develop self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
- enabling pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil, religious and criminal law of England;
- encouraging pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
- enabling pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge and respect for public institutions and services in England;
- enabling pupils to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures strengthening tolerance and harmony between cultural traditions;
- encouraging respect for other people;
- encouraging respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
In relation to British Values, by the time pupils leave St. Peter’s Primary School they should have:
- an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
- an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their well-being and safety;
- an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
- an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour;
- an understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination.