Christian Values

Growing in faith; flourishing through hope and aspiration; reaching out in love and community.

Trenode Church of England Primary Academy is proud to be a Church of England Primary Academy within the Diocese of Truro.  As well as our Bridge Schools Trust values, we nurture every child as an individual and we also embrace and celebrate our Christian Values of:







"Each of these values can be seen in the School's parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) where Jesus answers the question, "Who is my neighbour?"

We embrace the vision for education shared by the Diocese of Truro and the Church of England agreeing that education begins and ends with enabling children to flourish.  'Education is a significant part of everyone's life.  We believe the experience of education should be as broad as possible, an experience that is about more than academic success.  A good education should enable children to live and flourish whatever their particular skill, talent or interest might be'.

Within the vision for education, we aim for distinctiveness through:
Knowledge and skills
Community and living well together
Dignity and respect
Hope and aspiration

"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me."

Matthew 18 2-5

Our School Values

Respect-Jesus always treated people with respect, even if he did not agree with them!  He also respected those who were overlooked by others – for example his healing of a invalid in John 5:1-15.

Friendship-Jesus spoke of friendship in these terms, as a distinct and special type of relationship that puts others first:

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:13-15)

Trust-Jesus taught the parable of the shrewd manager, which speaks of showing that we are trustworthy in our actions and thoughts of others. (Luke 16:1-15)

Thankfulness-In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus teaches us to copy him in praying thankfully.  When we pray “Give us today our daily bread”, that is a reminder that everything comes from God the Father, for which we give thanks. (Matthew 6:11)

Humility-Humility is an aspect of friendship – putting others before yourself.  The Apostle Paul urges us to look at Jesus and to “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:3-4)

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. 

Vision Statement
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 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.


Our Values...



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We are passionate about learning.



We are the best we can be.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.

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