St. Martin’s CE VA Primary School Vision Statement
At St. Martin’s CE VA Primary School, we aim to develop our pupils so that they are prepared for life’s events and challenges along their journey into adulthood; this includes supporting them to develop spiritually, emotionally, academically, physically and socially. This happens in a caring and loving environment based firmly on Christian values, and in particular the values of Compassion, Trust, Responsibility and Creativity (these values were chosen democratically by our families, our governors, and our staff.) We aim to use the model of Christ in helping us to create “a little bit of Heaven on Earth for everyone.”
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it."
Proverbs 22:6 (New International Version of the Bible NIV)
Christians believe that their attitudes and actions must reflect the kindness, mercy and compassion of Jesus and the love of God for everyone
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
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 we can
Seen from a Christian perspective all of life is a gift, entrusted by a loving creator God to humankind for a purpose. This purpose is glimpsed as 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 the creation is not spoiled, but rather sustained and shared by all.
All definitions taken from: “Values for Life”, Jumping Fish Limited - Diocese of Gloucester.
St. Martin’s CE VA Primary School – Core Values