“As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people.”
Growing in faith; flourishing through hope and aspiration; reaching out in love and community.
Our mission is to provide a caring school community and a safe, friendly learning environment that works hard to ensure that all pupils and staff flourish and excel in their aspirations.
We welcome and value all God’s children. Children thrive in a nurturing environment where we maximise our glorious surroundings, celebrating kindness and mutual respect to ensure that our children can flourish holistically and where the curriculum offers opportunities for stillness, energy, ambition, collaboration, challenge, reflection and fun.
Our vision is embedded in our dedication to creating, developing and maintaining our Christian ethos and values.
We believe that all children deserve the opportunity to achieve their potential socially, emotionally, physically, academically and spiritually within a safe and nurturing environment.
We also learn how to love God and one another by exploring how and why Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37).
This also follows the Church of England vision for education in church schools that embraces John 10:10, ‘life in all its fullness’.
“I have come that they have life, and have it to the full.”
It is our vision to provide an education that develops hearts, souls and minds and focusses on the flourishing of the whole child, not just their academic attainment as a measure of success and value in the world.
Our school community as part of a wider Trust of schools, is well trained, dedicated and committed to providing the right experiences and opportunities for the development of wisdom, skills and character development.
The parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us to work in harmony and love; demonstrating that this is achievable with all people regardless of personal faith or political belief. It teaches us to develop strength and resilience in an ever changing world and this drives our own moral purpose as educators in a unique setting as a small rural Church of England Academy.
Our values enable us to cherish every child and adult as an individual but also as a member of a strong, cohesive community and committed to the school as an important place to learn.
Our values are:
We embrace the vision for education shared by the Diocese of Truro and the Church of England.
We aim to ensure that education begins and ends with enabling children to flourish as children.
As a unique, small, rural church school we aim to provide an experience of education that is as broad as possible and an experience that is about more than academic success.
Our children are encouraged to live well and to flourish whatever their particular skill, talent or interest and as children with faith or no faith.
As a Church of England school, we also aim for distinctiveness as a church school through:
• Knowledge and Skills
• Community and Living Well Together
• Dignity and Respect
• Hope and Aspiration
Our wider aims are to:
• provide children with the opportunity to experience the love of God
• ensure a distinctively Christian ethos and respect for other faiths
• offer high quality teaching and learning to enable every child to maximise their academic potential
• ensure that the requirements of the national curriculum are met and develop the whole child
• create an environment where learning is purposeful, stimulating and enjoyable and in which children attend well and develop a love of learning
• promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritually healthy lifestyles
• encourage children to participate in decision-making and to support the community and wider environment as courageous advocates
• help children to grow in their sense of personal worth and respect for others
• work closely with families to foster positive relationships that benefit the child.