Our Christian Vision
The family of St Andrew’s enable each other to experience life in all its fullness (John 10:10) aspiring to do all things through Christ who gives us strength. (Philippians 4:13.)
With Faith Hope & Love we can achieve Greater Things
Faith (Justice); Hope (Perseverance, Peace); Love (Forgiveness, Compassion, Respect)
Modelled by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and through our vision, motto and values, we FAITHfully nurture, care for and inspire all who learn and work here; celebrate with LOVE our diversity as individuals made in the image of God and challenge each other to reach our God given potential through offering a culture of HOPE where we aspire for excellence in all that we are and all that we do.
Provide a place of learning where everyone is cherished, valued and respected.
Teach a high quality curriculum designed for the needs of our children as laid out in our Curriculum Intent, Implementation, and Impact
Promote high expectations in behaviour through our Ready Respect Safe rules.
Give our children the confidence to rise to challenge, encouraging them to persevere in all situations, so building their resilience.
Use a restorative approach to address challenging situations and relationships, seeking to bring about peaceful reconciliation with forgiveness and fresh starts at its core.
Offer strong, pastoral provision, compassion and emotional nurture fostering support from families, leading to good mental health and well-being for all.
Celebrate our diversity as unique individuals made in the image of God, making a stand for equality, and justice.
Deliver a PSHE and HRE curriculum that prepares our children for the challenges of modern Britain.
Invite everyone to inclusive, inspiring acts of Collective Worship which allow children and adults to grow spiritually using a variety of expressions and practices that also involve parents and our local church connections.
Deliver high quality RE which increases religious knowledge and understanding, whilst allowing learners to encounter opportunities to reflect on their own individual beliefs.
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