OUR CHRISTIAN VISION
Who we are?
Context- Welcome to Castlemorton CE Primary School – a small, inclusive Church of England primary school set in wonderful rural surroundings.
Our Context: we serve a community that has chosen our setting for the curriculum it offers and for the love and care it provides. The community is mainly White British and cultural diversity is limited, however there is a great deal of diversity in the talents, characteristics and needs of the pupils who come here.
We are a Church school that serves all the community. We include everyone – those of faith and those with a preference for none. We are deeply Christian in our ethos and our mission and see this as a way of allowing children to make informed decisions for themselves. We respect difference but open the door wider to Christian teaching. (Deeply Christian- serving the common good.)
We are part of the Diocese of Worcestershire Multi Academy Trust which brings the benefits of being part of something bigger, where learning and sharing can take place. (To love, to learn, to serve).
Why are we here?
Love learning, enjoy life and care for one another.
A love of learning, a love of life and a love for one another.
We believe that each child is precious and uniquely made in the image of God and in order for them to be the best versions of themselves and to flourish as human beings we provide a place where each child is loved and valued for who they are. We aim for all children to love learning and develop a life-long learning attitude.
Love is patient, love is kind… love never fails (1 Corinthians 13) LOVE
We strive for excellence by offering children a chance to shine so that they can light up the world with their unique talents and gifts with confidence and lead a fulfilled and enjoyable life.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16) LIGHT
We are a deeply caring school where our intentions are thought through carefully and there is a special sense of belonging and respect for all.
Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home (Luke 15) ALL
The most important of these is love- guided by the teaching and love of Jesus.
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils. It strives for excellence and sets expectations high so that pupils are
Successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens
They are confident with who they are, have high expectations of themselves and let their talents shine.
We have 4 Castlemorton Values that we use to help the children develop the qualities and characteristics we admire in others and see in the teaching and love of Jesus.
We believe them to be the characteristics that are important in order to thrive and flourish.
We make the connections for children through Values Friends, each showing unique and special values that we can use in teaching and learning.
It is our desire to promote and be:
Care- deeply caring
Deeply Christian- Care and love Jesus showed to the poor, the needy, the sick and the lost.
Carletta the Robin- Care
Cares about situations as well as herself and others. She is kind, considerate, neat, precise, organised, diligent, thinks of the special gifts of others, proud, thankful, peaceful, giving, she listens, checks, is thoughtful, generous, prepared and forgiving.
Commitment- Deeply committed to learning
Deeply Christian- The commitment shown in Jesus’ teaching; his love and his life.
Carden the Bee- Commitment
Committed to learning. He is not distracted, determined, hardworking, focused, he concentrates, wants to learn, is protective, sensitive, faithful, loyal. Resilient, he perseveres, he is respectful, wise, responsible, bold and steadfast.
Cooperation- deeply cooperative
Deeply Christian- Cooperation shown in the leadership and discipleship we learn about through the life of Jesus and his followers.
Colbie the Ant- Cooperation
Cooperates with others and thinks of others before himself. He is fair, a team builder, a leader and a follower, he leads by example, shows justice, serves others, is democratic, trusting, builds good relationships, companionships and friendships, is compassionate, tolerant, patient, humble, reliable, appreciative and supportive.
Confidence- deeply confident
Deeply Christian-The confidence and courageous advocacy demonstrated by Jesus through his teaching and through his life.
Cy the Butterfly- Confidence
Has self-confidence. She lets her talents shine, shows her true colours, she is honest, gracious, brave, happy, creative, she takes risks, is carefree, she has dignity, takes notice, sees things, she has courageous advocacy and stands up for what she believes in, she is reflective, hopeful, has time to think and believes in God.
How then do we live our lives?
We communicate our vision and aims through the day-to-day life of the school.
We live out our vision in what we do, what we say and in the way we are with wisdom, dignity, community and hope.
Honouring and supporting the DOWMAT vision- to love, to learn, to serve.