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Worship and values

 

Mission statement

Our aim is for our school to become a place where we can all develop; both spiritually and morally, in turn becoming better prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life (- the second aim of the National Curriculum).

We aim to provide high quality learning and teaching for all children, within a caring Christian environment in which the children’s spiritual needs, as well as their intellectual, creative and emotional needs, are met to the best of our ability. We aim to do this by enabling the children to feel secure and confident and ready for good learning to take place. Each child’s contribution to our community is valued and all members of our school community are encouraged to look after each other knowing that they themselves are cared for.

 

Worship

We are a Church of England school in the Diocese of Exeter. Recognising our historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church in the parish and diocese.

 

We hold school worship everyday (in different forms) where we explore the various themes of our values and their biblical basis. We also aim to see our values and ethos becoming part of our everyday school life and for them to become evident in all our teaching and learning experiences, thus giving the children a solid grounding and a reference point for the challenges of life.

 

We have whole-school meals at least once a term. These events are always very joyful and a wonderful opportunity for us to practise Koinonia – being a community and all that that entails.

 

Christian values

We have six core values at All Saints'; we learn about these in depth during our daily collective worship. We aim to make these values central to everything we do at school and in life. 

 

Our core values are:

  • Friendship
  • Respect
  • Koinonia  (community & fellowship)
  • Endurance
  • Honesty
  • Fairness

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