Our Federation has a strong commitment to enabling our pupils to enjoy their lives as productive and contributive members of society. At the core of our learning approach are the ethos, values and behaviours which support and guide all of the school community through our time together.
As well as our Mission Statement, we have our Christian Values.
As a Church of England school we have values which we associate with being good Christians, but that can be used by anyone of any faith. These values form part of a focus every term in lessons such as R.E. and PSHE, as well as being used in assemblies. we feel these values help us all be active and positive members of a learning community. The values are:
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me’. Philippians 4.13
Jesus frequently encouraged his disciples to ‘endure patiently’ the difficulties and obstacles they encountered and to persevere in the face of adversity. He himself trusted in God even when his enemies tried to stop his work and plotted his death.
‘Encourage one another and build each other up’. 1 Thessalonians 5.11
Christians believe they can call God their friend because of the relationship made possible through Jesus.
‘Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others’. Colossians 3.13
Forgiveness is the means by which damaged relationships are restored. It is an act of the will, motivated by love. For Christians, Jesus’ death on a cross is the ultimate revelation of God’s all forgiving love, and his sacrifice stands as a source of inspiration to forgive others, no matter what the cost.
Learn to do right. Seek justice’. Isaiah 1.17
The justice revealed in the Bible is always seen in the context of love. It includes the call to take responsibility for one another, especially the poor and oppressed, and to see that no-one is excluded from the essentials of life.
Respect and Reverance
‘Do to others as you would have them do to you’. Matthew 7.12
The nature of God , as revealed in the Bible, presnts all people with a choice. Those whose reponse is one of respect are acknowledging God’s greatness, authority and involvement in the world. This will extend to respect for the created order, including humanity made in the image of God. Reverence takes this response a step further and will include aspects of worship such as awe and wonder, surrender and sacrifice.
‘Always be thankful’. 1Thessalonians 5.16
Christians believe that God loves and cares for them in many different ways in all aspects of their life. They know that their response to this provision should be one of thankfulness and praise.
All children are a gift from God. They are all special and should be allowed to develop and grow in a nurturing environment secure in the knowledge that they are cherished.
At our schools, we aim to create a happy, safe, caring, stimulating and inclusive environment for all. We encourage self-discipline and aim to keep rules and regulations to a minimum. Promoting good behaviour amongst the pupils is a shared responsibility. All those who work with the school, Governors, parents, the wider community and the children, all have a vital role to play. As members of the school community, all stakeholders should aim to build positive relationships with each other and we expect each individual to respect others, their families, culture and beliefs, as part of the exceptionally high standards of behaviour that we have at All Saints and Sharnford.
We believe that implementing the principles of Restorative Practice helps us to focus on building better relationships with each other, taking the time to ensure that every member of our school community feels listened to, valued and respected. We support pupils in developing the skills to maintain positive relationships with others and to resolve disagreements and problems themselves. It is our role to educate our pupils to understand how their behaviour affects others and its impact on others. Pupils are supported to identify ways they can put right the harm they have caused. This approach ensures we are not teaching pupils that by harming others they will be punished and should therefore avoid being discovered. Instead, we are helping them to become empathic, considerate people who have the skills to avoid and resolve problems independently.
• To develop positive relationships through a restorative approach, which promote self-esteem, self-discipline and which establish clear expectations of all members of the school community.
• Through shared expectations and a consistent approach we aim to promote a harmonious working environment where all can develop their skills of working both independently and cooperatively.
• By creating a sensitive and supportive atmosphere, we want all children to be happy and confident with each other and in their work.
• To establish a partnership approach which draws on all those involved with the school. • To provide systems which promote positive behaviour and which support all members of the school community.
• Recognise the importance of effective teaching and learning in the promotion of positive behaviour.
• To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our relationships and behaviour policy and procedures.
This is supported by 3 Simple Rules-
be ready, be respectful, be safe.