Faith, Courage and Respect
‘Teach me knowledge and good judgement, for I trust your commands’
As said in 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, form a single body, our vision is to create a place of possibilities where children develop a lasting love of learning and through working together as a community will be encouraged and nurtured to fulfil their potential.
As a Church of England school, we value every individual and are inclusive in our approach. We welcome pupils of other denominations and faiths and to those of no particular faith. Our aim is to nurture Christian faith in children and to encourage those of other faiths and those of no faith to embrace our school values in their lives.
At Lyne and Longcross C of E Primary School we live out our vision through our values. These values reflect an understanding of God in which faith, courage, respect, fairness and belonging help to create a community in which all children can learn, develop and succeed.
Our Christian vision for the school reflects the qualities that staff and governors aspire for in our pupils and aims to encourage children to embrace difference, encourage harmony, understand responsibility and have hopes and dreams for their futures. John 10:10 helps us to understand the importance of helping children live life to its fullest. Jesus says ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’
Our Vision is lived out through ensuring that children are always at the heart of every decision that is made. Staff work hard to create a curriculum in which opportunities are created so that learning has a purpose and a context. One that offers experiences for children to develop not just academically, but spiritually and personally. Ensuring our Christian values play a pivotal role in our decision making, helps us to continue building our own understanding of these values and ensures focus is placed upon these within the learning of the children too.
As a Church of England school we benefit from belonging to the Guildford Diocese and being part of a family of church schools. This includes our valuable collaborative partnership with local schools; Thorpe , St Jude's, Christ Church Virginia Water and Englefield Green school. This partnership is called The Grace Partnership.
Faith – Believing in ourselves as learners. Trusting that members of our community will help us. Developing an understanding of the Christian Faith. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight
Courage – Having the confidence to try new things. Persevering when things are difficult. Always doing the right thing. Psalm 31:24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the lord.
Respect – Treating others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Looking after our environment that God has created for us. Looking after ourselves. Titus 2:7 In everything set them an example by what is good.
Fairness – Understanding that different people have different needs. Ensuring everyone has what they need when they need it. Psalm 9:8 He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness.
Belonging – Knowing that we belong to a community. Welcoming everyone to our community. Romans 12:5 So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.