Our Ethos and Values
St. Andrew & St. Francis is a nurturing and diverse community, rooted in Christian and British values, where children are supported to be the best they can be.
Our vision is:
To celebrate our diverse community where everyone is valued and given equal opportunities to flourish.
We support one another and build each other up through friendship, respect and encouragement. Through our caring environment, we foster a love of learning and each other. We offer rich experiences that widen children’s horizons.
By championing oracy, we ensure that every child has a voice and is heard. Children’s character and self-belief is nurtured so that they are resilient when facing challenges. We encourage each other and build each other up.
Our vision is deeply rooted in our Bible verse:
St Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians 5:11
‘Encourage one another and build each other up’
Respect is an important value to us because it helps us think about what is holy and sacred. It is related to awe and reverence. We learnt about respecting each other, God's world and all the plants and creatures he created.
‘And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.’ (Luke 6:31)
The second commandment is this ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.
’There is no commandment greater than these.’ (Mark 12:31)
Keeping on trying even though it may be difficult to succeed, a type of resilience
‘Be strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.’ (Colossians 1:11-12)
A deep awareness and sympathy for another's suffering
‘When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.’ (Mark 6:34)
Attitude of trust in someone you can rely on which mirrors the commitment that God has for his people.
‘For we live by faith, not by sight.’ (2 Corinthians 5:7)
Thankfulness has always been at the centre of the life and worship of Christians.
‘Songs of thankfulness and praise…’ are at the heart of Christian worship.
‘In all things, give thanks.’ (Thessalonians 5:18)
Reverence, Peace, Democracy, Wisdom, Rule of Law, Humility, Creation, Individual Liberty, Service, Justice, Mutual Respect, Friendship, Tolerance of Others, Trust, Koinonia, Hope, Forgiveness
Click on the link below to hear our children explain what our vision means to them