Ethos, Aims, Vision and Values
St Peter’s School Ethos
Recognising its historic foundation, St Peter’s School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
The school aims to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
St Peter’s School Aims
- To promote the spiritual moral, social and cultural development of children and to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
- To encourage children to value excellence in learning, to foster basic foundation skills in numeracy and language and to ensure that children work towards fulfilling their potential in all aspects of a broad and balanced education.
- To provide a safe caring, tranquil atmosphere, which is conducive to learning, and in which children feel happy and secure.
- To know the children personally and to build a relationship of mutual trust in which a child’s development at every level is fostered by targeting their individual learning needs.
- To give each child the feeling of dignity and self-respect that comes from being treated as an individual; the pride in being part of a considerate, corporate body; and the delight of success in his forward / her own achievements.
- To give children satisfaction in their achievements thus enabling them to be happy, tolerant, independent and well balanced individuals who are in control of their behaviour when they leave our school.
- To give children the basic moral values that will enable them to behave with courtesy and to have respect and consideration to others.
- To ensure children are responsible individuals who are receptive to and enthusiastic for further learning when they pass to the next stage of their education.
- To enable everyone to be a rounded person capable of making a positive contribution to the community
- To promote equality, celebrate diversity and negate all forms of prejudice.
- To value, support and seek to develop all staff both as individuals and a team.
Our vision for every child
THE CHILD FIRST AND ALWAYS
- Outstanding teaching
- Outstanding progress
- Outstanding behaviour
- Christian values
- A stimulating and safe environment
St Peter’s School Values
Staff and Governors have approved the following Christian values as the core values for the school:
Jesus cared for everyone. He took time to heal the sick and feed the hungry. He died on the cross for everyone. Everyone is special in God’s eyes.
In our school we care for each other and learn to put others first, making sure we are all safe, well and happy, on the playground and in the classroom.
Jesus died that we might all be forgiven. When the disciples asked how many times they should forgive one another, Jesus answered 70 X 7. In saying the Lord’s Prayer we ask God to forgive our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
We will always give each other another chance to put things right and to find a way to change for the better.
Jesus respected others. He listened to their worries and fears like those of the thieves next to him on the cross. He welcomed children to him and always valued what people did.
We will always listen to adults and children, valuing who they are and what they think. We will respect everyone for who they are and give everyone an equal chance to achieve their potential
SHARING OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER
Jesus sent his disciples out into the world to share their faith and lives with others. He promised to be with them always.
We share our school life with people from St Peter’s Church, our local community and other communities and faiths across the Diocese of Bristol, our nation and the world.
Jesus often asked his followers questions such as “Who do you say that I am?”
Asking questions helps us to understand and own what we learn and believe.