Our Christian Vision
St Andrew's - a Good Samaritan School (Luke 10: 25-37). Making a difference so all can flourish.
With Faith Hope & Love we can achieve Greater Things
What does Flourishing Look like at St Andrew's?
Flourishing can be seen in many forms in the varied aspects of living together and learning together at St Andrew's. It might be academic, social, moral, cultural, emotional and spiritual. It can also focus on self-esteem, confidence, respect, tolerance, self-awareness.
Faith (Justice); Hope (Perseverance, Peace); Love (Forgiveness, Compassion, Respect)
Faith: “Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being certain of what we do not see.”
Hope: “For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Love: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
1 Corinthians 13: 14
Additional Values (To support school context/class worship/behaviour policy/restorative practice)
Justice: “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Perseverance: “For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37
Peace: “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace…” Romans 14:
Forgiveness: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4: 32
Compassion: “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.” 1 Peter 3:8
Respect: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
How was our vision crafted and how does it support the life of the school?
All stakeholders, children, staff, governors and parents were involved in the revision and re-wording of our vision during Autumn 2022.
We explored the context of our school, our catchment, our demographics and the needs of our community.
We considered simplicity so that all stakeholders could understand, articulate, and live out our vision.
We sought to adopt a theologically rooted vision that encapsulates our school’s aspirations for both academic and personal success.
We wanted a vision that celebrates our diversity and has inclusivity at its heart.
We wanted a vision statement where our school could be recognisable through its words.