Vision and Values
Our School Vision
Learning to soar, powered by God.
Our school community is driven by the belief that all children are created in God’s image and are therefore unique, special and valued.Our Christian values underpin all that we do and enable us to nurture strong relationships with children, parents, staff, governors, the parish of St Helens and the local community.
It is our mission to provide children with the stimulating, safe environment, exciting curriculum, spiritual and moral guidance and physical and emotional well-being they need to flourish and become happy, confident, successful life-long learners who contribute thoughtfully to society in accordance with our values.
As educators, we strive to be ‘the best that we can be’ in order to inspire our children to become ‘the best that they can be.’ Values As professionals, we operate in an ever changing educational landscape. However, our pedagogical philosophy and values as a school remain constant and are embodied by our words, actions and passion every day.
Our vision is inspired by Isiah 40:31; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Here at St Paul's, we want all of our pupils to grow, flourish and be able to fly when they leave us. All staff have high aspirations for every child and with our support and guidance, they can soar high.
Our Christian Values are:
Autumn – Service
Spring – Respect
Summer – Aspiration
Our Values guide our collective worship but also permeate all elements of our curriculum. Our values teach pupils to serve one another, respect one another and have high aspirations for themselves to make a difference and reach their full potential.
The school aims to serve the community of St Paul’s by providing a high quality education within the context of Christian beliefs and practice and promotes Christian values through the experiences it offers to all pupils.
We have a weekly worship routine which helps to build a spiritual journey throughout the week. We also plan worships and reflective activities around major festivals.
We enjoy our strong links with St Helen’s Church in Tarporley. In each classroom, there is a worship area which displays our values and has responses to support prayer and worship. Each class has a worship scrap book which records some of the children’s responses and thoughts to worship.
St Helen's Church, Tarporley
For Harvest we exploded service and each year group explored a different bible story around Service. Each year group then completed an adult of service – this included litter picking, creating bird feeders, writing letters to local care homes, making baked goods for our family and loved ones.
Christmas Around the World
Children explored Christmas Nativity sets from around the world. Children explored how Christians celebrate Christmas in different countries, what food, rituals and traditions are adhered too and what the similarities and differences are to our own Christmas period.