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vision and values

Our school vision

Thoughtful behaviour

Staff and children endeavour to live out the Christian values explained in the Beatitudes and behave towards each other with patience, kindness and respect.

Leadership

All staff in our school will lead; inspiring others to maintain excellence and achieve high standards.

The learning community

We aim for everyone to be part of a community of enthusiastic life – long learners who are confident to take risks, share their enthusiasm and grow through challenge and support.

Parents as partners

We aim for parents to join us to become life-long learners who support the children through being good role models.

Inclusion

We will ensure that every child is valued, that their individual needs will be planned for and met and that as a result they will reach their full potential.

An outstanding curriculum which entitles children to:

  • An understanding of spiritual values which are an integral part of the delivery and content of the curriculum in our Church of England School;
  • Personal and collective ownership of learning through the creative meaningful enquiry approach called ‘Mantle of the Expert’ to create the environment in which children team working, thinking and risk taking skills;
  • Experience excellence and excitement every day through purposeful, memorable experiences;
  • Be valued, happy, confident members of their school, local and global community who are have many opportunities to express themselves in a variety of ways;
  • Technology enhanced learning to equip learners for their future in a rapidly changing world;
  • Have depth, breadth and a clear progression in subject knowledge skills and understanding;
  • Formative assessment and feedback that encourages the child’s voice to be heard and growth mind sets.
  • Outdoor learning, the use of the environment and expertise beyond the classroom.

Our school values

Our school values curriculum has evolved over many years. It has been developed with our Governing body, our school council, parent voice group and our whole staff team. The children decided on this final set of values out of over 20 that they had initially chosen.  As a school community based upon Christian foundations we do our best to demonstrate and develop the following values explicitly through our curriculum and implicitly through our words and actions.

Trust and Honesty

“And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

Compassion and Kindness

“Love is patient and kind; love does not boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Peace and Justice

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9

Love and Forgiveness

“Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

Friendship and Respect

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Patience and Perseverance

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self – control.” Galatians 5:22

Our vision for PE and Sport

We believe that Physical Education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children.

We are committed to providing a wide range of sports both in and out of school. It is our goal that 100% of children will take part in a sports or fitness club out of school. We will support and encourage families to increase levels of fitness and health in the day to day activities and also with PE promotion events. We actively encourage competitive sports and we encourage children to aspire to be part of our school teams.

Physical education and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and the tools to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being.

Working collaboratively, the cluster PE Partnership aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations.

Children will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard-work, as well as success, is celebrated.

During their time in the cluster, children will be able to take part in a wide range of physical activities including: games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics.

Our vision for Religious Education

Religious Education at Grimley and Holt has three main foci:

  1. The spiritual and moral needs and development of the children and the manner in which these contribute to their social and cultural  development.
  2. The nature of the whole curriculum which is underpinned by the Mantle of the Expert.
  3. The requirements of the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education for Worcestershire.

At the heart of RE is the schools’ concern to make children aware of the spiritual aspects of life, the ways they may respond to these in a personal sense, and how formal religious and cultural groups have responded to the world as they see it. As a Church of England school the Christian religion will be central. This will be the case in the school’s acts of collective worship, the values which run throughout all aspects of school life, and the regular celebrations of the Christian year celebrated in church and in school. A main aim of RE in the school is that children will leave Grimley and Holt having enjoyed their Religious Education; been stimulated by it; and look forward to building upon their knowledge and experience in their next school.

We believe that quality RE in Church of England schools makes space for pupils to explore question and makes the resources of the Christian tradition available to them. Quality RE takes the personal worth of every child and the family culture of each seriously, seeking to explore religious ideas and emotions in ways that are authentic and have integrity. It offers opportunities to children to think for themselves, and be broad minded and open-hearted in their encounters with faith.

The teaching of RE is focused through RE days, weekly sessions and weekly church services which are largely experiential in design and content; they are often allied to various trips children make to places of worship in the West Midlands. It is the rationale of RE in the school that children’s learning is related to enjoyment, discovery and experience. When the children leave the school they will be familiar with the essential beliefs and practices of the Church of England and have been introduced to the major world religions as documented in the Agreed Syllabus through our rolling programme.

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