St Martin's

St Martin's CE VA Primary School

Vision and values


Our Vision and Christian Values

Our Christian vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils at the start of the journey through life.


In our caring, loving and hopeful community, everyone can flourish. We use the model of Christ and Christian values to prepare our children for their journey into adulthood, academically, spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially. With aspiration and self belief, everyone can achieve their own excellence through effort. This is theologically expressed in:

‘Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it’ - Proverbs 22:6

and in

‘I am with you always’ - Matthew 28:20

We will:

  • Ensure that every child of God matters and recognise that people in our community are
    precious to God.
  • Help each pupil to develop their own values and beliefs, whilst respecting the religious
    and moral values of others, including those of different faiths or none.
  • Provide a happy, secure, stimulating and purposeful environment.
  • Provide a high quality education for all pupils, encouraging them to develop a love for
    learning; this will be done through highly effective teaching, across an exciting and
    appropriate curriculum, preparing them for life in the 21st century and beyond.
  • Challenge pupils to be responsible citizens who care for their environment, and make a
    positive contribution to their communities.
  • Encourage pupils to become confident individuals, who are happy, healthy and enjoy a challenge.
  • Listen to and work co-operatively with our families, our church and our community of
    Fangfoss and its surroundings.

Christian Values

Whilst the model of Christ and all Christian values infuse all that we learn say and do, our school community has democratically chosen the values of compassion, trust, responsibility and creativity as school values.

School Values

Compassion : Christians believe that their attitudes and actions must reflect the kindness,
mercy and compassion of Jesus and the love of God for everyone.

Trust: Trust is the basis of all stable relationships, including a person’s relationship with God. It is rooted in truth, and will grow through consistent experiences of reliability and integrity.
God’s commitment to humanity is seen in his willingness to trust ordinary people with the
carrying out of his purposes through history.

Responsibility: The bible teaches that life is a gift from God and it is our responsibility to use
our talents and abilities in the best way that we can.

Creativity : Seen from a Christian perspective, all life is a gift, entrusted by a loving creator God to humankind for a purpose. This purpose is glimpsed in the creative spirit within each person that learns to value and explore, celebrate and enjoy this world in all its mystery and diversity. With this gift comes a mutual responsibility to ensure that creation is not spoiled, but rather sustained and shared by all.

Our Christian Vision and Values are summarised in our school prayer.

Jesus help my eyes to see, all the good you send for me.
Jesus help my ears to hear, calls for help from far and near.
Jesus help my feet to go, in the way that you will show.
Jesus help my hands to do, all things loving, kind and true.