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Vision and Values

Our 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 as confident, happy citizens.

Our Golden Rule is to treat others as you wish to be treated yourself

 

Ethos

Education at Trent takes place within a Christian-based atmosphere and environment where we put God’s love into action by keeping our Christian values of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control and tolerance at the heart of all we do. We provide a caring and supportive learning environment, underpinned with challenge and high expectations, which nurtures each child as they achieve their full and unique potential. We are aware that each child has different interests, strengths and needs which will influence the way in which they learn.

 

Vision Statement

We inspire, motivate and strive for excellence in all we do

In a caring, supportive environment, we develop learners who are creative, curious and confident in their own abilities, and who are resilient and able to persevere in the face of setbacks.  We are committed to providing high quality teaching with an engaging and motivating curriculum, to ensure each child is equipped with the skills to become a lifelong learner, aspiring to high standards of achievement in all areas of their life. We promote the concepts of rights and responsibilities in each class, encouraging self-discipline and independence. We value every member of our community, and work co-operatively for the benefit of the children, and to enable each person to approach new challenges with confidence and enjoyment.

 

Statement of School Aims

  • To provide a nurturing, stimulating environment where every member of our community is valued and respected.
  • To develop each child socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and creatively, so that they can become responsible citizens and lifelong learners.
  • To ensure that each child receives high quality teaching through investing in the continuous professional development of all staff.
  • To enable each child to reach his or her full potential through delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum which motivates pupils and fosters each person’s unique abilities
  • To encourage the search for knowledge and the love of learning through books, visits and practical activities.
  • To involve the children in decisions that affect their education.
  • To nurture positive relationships and effective partnerships and with parents, carers, the church and the wider community to ensure each child is fully supported to be the best he or she can be.
  • To recognise and celebrate success in all aspects of school life.
  • To develop, through our curriculum, children’s understanding of the British Values of ‘democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths’.

 

​​Christian Values

Our school values are taken from Galatians 5:22-23; 

 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

 

Daniel England, pastor from the local charity Vine Youth Ministry, helped us remember these values with his own visual interpretation of the fruits of the spirit. Our Ethos Group chose to adopt these because in the words of our pupils “ they are easy to remember” . 

 

 

 

 

 

Love -I love  strawberries and they

 look a bit heart shaped. You should  love your friends and parents. (Phoebe Y2)         

 

 

 

Joy – because the banana looks like a smile! (Maxim YR)  

 

Peace - – because you have one piece of melon (Harry Y4)

Patience (forbearance) – because you have to be patient when you peel an orange (Mary

Y1) 

 

 

Kindness and Goodness            – because

they are a pair of

 values! 

 

 

Faithfulness – the apple reminds us of Adam and Eve who broke their promise to God.   

 

 

Gentleness  – the peach is gentleness because it is soft and smooth and you have to be gentle with it.  (Harriet Y6) 

 

 

 

Self Control – because you can’t just have one, you want to eat more! (Chelsea Y5)  

 

 

In addition to our biblical fruits our pupils wanted to adopt another fruit in the form of an acorn. As part of an awareness of autism project, various year groups covered a programme of work based on a character named Woodfer, a squirrel. Woodfer is different to his brothers and sisters and is often misunderstood. A major theme of this project was tolerance and the children at Trent felt this was an important value to them. As the acorn is the fruit of the oak tree, they felt is fitted perfectly as an additional fruit of the spirit!  

 

Tolerance  – because in the  story of Woodfer he isn’t like his brothers and sisters but  they still respect each other. (Leo Y3) 

 

 

 

For more information about autism and the Woodfer’s World story visit www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk 

 

 

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