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Our Ethos and Values

Values

 

Bishop Chavasse Primary School is founded on a strong Christian character and ethos and supported by the Tenax Schools Trust. Tenax is Latin for ‘tenacious’ or ‘steadfast’ and we will provide an outstanding education to all our children through our committed belief in the value of a Church of England education.

 

These shared Christian values will help us nurture and support all at Bishop Chavasse Primary school with a special focus on all our children:

 

Giving your best: each child will learn to give of their best in all they do and be generous with both their time and their gifts

 

Resilience: each child will learn to keep trying by creating the resilience and determination that enables them to overcome any challenges they face

 

Care for others: each child will put others before themselves as Jesus did so that we can build a strong school and community

 

Integrity: each child will learn to be honest and open and understand right and wrong

Vision

 

At Bishop Chavasse Primary School we will provide an outstanding education for children from our local community in a caring Christian environment with strong pastoral care, where they will enjoy and engage in education and have the best start in order to move to the next stage of their education and the world of work beyond. Our vision will consist of:

  • A caring Christian environment, with strong pastoral care, where your child will feel valued and safe, and will enjoy coming to school
  • Enjoyable and engaging Christian assemblies and RE teaching, and learning the importance of valuing and helping others
  • An emphasis on excellent mastery of the important basics, especially in phonics, reading, writing and mathematics
  • Fully qualified and high quality specialist teachers in all the core subjects
  • The full Early Years programme and National Curriculum for all children
  • Outstanding individual support to make sure every child “keeps up”; prompt intervention and support will ensure every child makes good progress
  • Opportunities for creativity and the arts, especially through a specialist music programme and music tuition for all
  • A strong emphasis on physical activity and sports, taught by specialist teachers, from the start
  • Excellent, frequent communication between parents and school, and opportunities for parents to be involved in their children’s learning
  • Children’s learning will be enhanced by a variety of enrichment activities, linked to real life situations, which will also include input from a variety of specialists and visits out of school

Class Names and rationale

 

  • Year R – Team Hope and Team Joy
  • Year 1 – Team Patience and Team Honesty
  • Year 2 – Team Forgiveness and Team Consideration
  • Year 3 – Team Perseverance and Team Compassion
  • Year 4 – Team Humility and Team Determination
  • Year 5 – Team Resilience and Team Tolerance
  • Year 6 – Team Liberty and Team Democracy

 

At Bishop Chavasse School we believe that it is important that Christian and British values are included in everything that we do in our school and in the conversations which we have with each other every day.

 

For this reason, our class names are linked to the Christian Values: hope, joy, patience, honesty, forgiveness, consideration, perseverance, compassion, humility, determination, resilience and the British Values: tolerance, democracy, liberty and rule of law (honesty and forgiveness) At Bishop Chavasse School we believe that it is important that Christian and British values are included in everything that we do in our school and in the conversations which we have with each other every day.

 

Having class names which represent these values means that these values are truly part of us and our school community, whilst also providing a fantastic vehicle for discussions around the importance of developing each of these habits in ourselves; resulting in the embedding of the Christian and British Values.

 

We recognise that these values are not exclusive to Christians, but also an embedded part of all faiths and so using these values as our class names means that, as a school community we can celebrate our diversity.

 

Each term a different class will lead an act of worship based on their class value.  They will look at what that value means to them, how they show that value both at school and at home and how we can help others to celebrate the value.

 

Britain has undergone rapid economic and social change in the last few decades and we live in an increasingly diverse society. As educators we need to teach our children that we should live together peacefully, as we are each a valuable part of our multicultural world.

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