We will flourish and reach our God-given potential.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit. John 15:5
All members of our whole school community are able to realise their God-given potential, enabling them to become equal, caring and active citizens whilst upholding true Christian values. We treat others, as we would like to be treated, with dignity and respect. Everyone is encouraged to flourish with hope and high aspirations.
Our vision underpins all that we do in school. This vision, supported by our Christian values, allows us to serve our community within the context of Christian belief and practice.
Our aims draw upon the four elements of the Church of England Vision for Education.
- Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills.
Much Birch will provide an inspirational curriculum which encourages children to; flourish and love learning; demonstrate lively enquiring minds; take risks; support each other in learning from failure; and celebrate success together.
- Educating for hope and aspiration.
Much Birch will support children in developing a reflective approach to life by providing awareness and experience of the Christian faith. We will enable children to look to the future with hope, aspiration and resilience.
- Educating for community and living well together.
Much Birch will develop a community based upon our core Christian values which supports all members regardless of race, gender, special educational needs or disabilities, to achieve their full potential.
- Educating for dignity and respect.
Much Birch will support all community members to demonstrate dignity and respect to themselves and others, developing personal moral values, respect for other religions, cultures and ways of life, so that they will become successful citizens in the future. We will enable children to understand that their relationships with others are key to success in all aspects of life.
Core Christian Values
Perseverance Hope Friendship Humility
We have streamlined our Christian values to 4 key areas. Whilst one value is of particular focus at a particular time of the academic year; we aim to provide a variety of opportunities for other linked values to be thought about and to be used in the daily life of the school and its wider community. Christian values identify with both school and church calendars. We also actively encourage the attitudes of awe, wonder and reflection.
Christian Values for Schools
Please click on the links below to find out more about the values we follow each half term: