Ethos and Values

ETHOS STATEMENT

“Through God; we love, laugh and learn.”

At St. Michael’s CE (VC) First School we are proud to be a Church School with a distinct Christian character and ethos. We promote a love of learning within a safe, happy and secure environment where every child matters as a precious gift from God. We believe every child is unique, different and special.

Christian values and spirituality are at the heart of all aspects of school life. Our school’s Christian ethos reflects mutual care and concern – where faith, love, laughter and learning flourish. Our school is a place where children are inspired to establish and deepen their understanding of God through prayer and reflection in daily acts of Collective Worship and Religious Education.

We aim to create an environment where children develop the confidence to think for themselves; where pupil voice is at the heart of all decision making and where all children feel valued, respected and celebrated.

We work in partnership with governors, families; the wider community and St. Michael and St. Wulfad’s Church to ensure everyone has a voice in achieving the best possible education for our children.

Ultimately we are committed to excellence for all and through a process of continual reflection and evaluation we ensure that standards are continually raised and improved.

Our School Values

Friendship     

Thankfulness    

Forgiveness  

Service      

Koinonia   

Our School Aims

Christian values underpin all school life. Within the ethos of its Christian foundation, our school aims to foster the full potential of every child by:

Promoting the pupils’ spiritual and moral development

Engendering a feeling of self-worth

Valuing high standards of teaching and learning

Creating a safe and happy environment for learning

Fostering a respect for others and for the world about them

Creating a partnership with parents and families

Playing an active role within the town of Stone and the wider community.