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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.

Vision

 

​We believe that education really is the lighting of a fire and our aim is to equip our children with the skills to succeed in life in the 21st century. Children achieve when they are inspired and motivated, and we support this philosophy by providing a wide and balanced range of activities within a caring and secure learning environment.

 

At Trent School, we provide a unique environment where children are happy and valued.  We aim to develop the whole child by fostering a sense of personal responsibility and by encouraging the children to take a pride in their achievements. We want the children to approach new challenges with confidence and learn ways of working together in a co -operative way.

 

We try to encourage the parents to take an active role in the partnership of school and home so that we can be of mutual benefit in the education of the children.

 

We promote the concepts of rights and responsibilities in each class, in order to achieve a calm and orderly atmosphere throughout the school and encourage the children’s self discipline and independence.

 

At this school we aim to:

  • provide the National Curriculum in a stimulating and enriching way.
  • develop accurate and effective skills of numeracy and literacy.
  • enable all children to develop their potential and to foster their particular abilities, talents, skills and interests, both academic and sporting,
  • encourage the search for knowledge and the love of learning through books, visits and practical activities.
  • encourage exploration and enjoyment of the creative arts through many visits and experiences.

 

Education at Trent takes place within a Christian - based atmosphere and environment and we aim to encourage an atmosphere in which Christian values are lived out.

 

​​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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