Ethos and Values

St George’s C of E School Vision

 

Jesus said: ‘Love each other as I have loved you’. John 15:12

Our school motto, ‘Everyone matters, everyone achieves’ is at the heart of everything we do and believe.

At St George’s Primary School, we aim to prepare the children in our care to become well-rounded members of society on their journey through school life and beyond. We strongly believe that children learn best and can achieve their potential when they are happy and content. We endeavour to provide a safe learning environment with a warm, welcoming atmosphere which creates a sense of belonging amongst the children, the staff, the families and the community. We embrace their individuality and diversity, always encouraging respect and acceptance of each other regardless of race, religion or culture.

We have high expectations of the children and we work hard to support them to become the best that they can be. For our children to flourish, socially and academically, we aim to provide an outstanding education that is both challenging and inclusive. All children are encouraged to embrace the many opportunities and the support school provides, so that they become curious learners who are motivated and resilient with a ‘Can do’ attitude. Our aim is to provide the children of St George’s with countless positive experiences, along with happy lifelong  memories, from their time with us.

Through our supportive and inclusive Christian ethos, we are proud to foster our school values of kindness, respect, friendship, honesty, happiness and responsibility, embedding these within everyday life at school. We believe that the emotional health and wellbeing of the whole school community is fundamental to the ongoing success of our school.

We aspire to make our school a place of excellence where we educate, nurture and value everyone; that ALL children will enjoy learning and achieve their potential in the ‘St George’s Way.’

‘Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.’ Mother Teresa.

St George’s Core Values

Our core Christian values underpin everything we do at St George’s. They were carefully chosen by the staff, pupils, parents and governors in September 2019.

 

British Values

St George’s C of E Primary School supports British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that this approach fully complements our Christian ethos and values as a Church of England Primary School.

The school will promote these values through our everyday work, including through the PSHE and RE curriculum. Assemblies and daily Acts of Worship are a crucial vehicle to embed these values within the school ethos. This approach is supported by policies in school including the Behaviour Policy and Equality Policy.

The school will take part in specific activities to promote British values. The School Council is elected by the children and plays an active role in the decision making in the school. Whilst the assemblies are of a broadly Christian nature, we promote understanding and tolerance of other faiths and none. Children are encouraged to openly discuss thoughts and ideas.