Vision and Values – ‘Inspiring Everyone to Shine’

Vision and Values – ‘Inspiring Everyone to Shine’

We inspire and nurture our children to discover their unique potential. Individuals will shine with self-belief and go into the world with the determination and resilience to follow their dreams.

We believe in a creative and loving God who made the world to be a place of beauty and wonder, and, through Jesus, has adopted us as his beloved children. Rooted in this love and fuelled by His Spirit, we can work to help every person fulfil their unique potential. Individuals will shine with self-belief and go into the world with the determination and resilience to follow their dreams.

Our Core Values are: Creativity and Wonder, Respect, Aspiration, Joy, Empathy and Resilience.

Creativity and Wonder: Rich, stimulating and varied learning experiences

Yet you, Lord, are our Father.  We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8

Respect: Working collaboratively to embed mutual respect, celebrating differences between our children, families, school and wider communities

Don’t do anything from selfish ambition or from a cheap desire to boast, but be humble towards one another…Philippians 2:3

Aspiration: Aiming high to follow our hopes and dreams

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Joy: Finding fun and happiness through learning and belonging

May the God of hope fill you with all joy…Romans 15:13

Empathy: Treating each other with understanding and fairness and putting ourselves in others’ shoes

“Carry each other’s burdens.” Galatians 6:2

 Resilience: Showing courage and perseverance in the face of challenges and valuing mistakes as part of our learning journey

“…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1

Small schools, big aspirations; branching out for learning

Shoscombe School is a small school and through our collaboration with St Julian’s School and the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership schools we believe firmly in branching out for support and growth. In addition to our school vision, we also share a joint vision with St Julian’s rooted in the verse from John 15: 5, ‘Jesus said I am the vine and you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit’.

Our vision and values are firmly rooted in a Christian narrative and help to shape and inform day to day decisions and policies. We also celebrate moments in the day and week when individual children have especially shone in our school values – adding a leaf to our values tree in the school hall.

Explaining the narrative

Values informing policies – detail.

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