Our Ethos and Values
St. Andrew & St. Francis is a nurturing and dynamic community, rooted in Christian and British values, where children are encouraged to be the best they can be.
The following values are our guiding principles:
Rule of Law
Tolerance of others
*indicates the core values of our school, which are given deeper focus celebration during the school year.
We will do everything we can to help every child understand the importance of these values through the way we behave towards them and each other. Each child’s educational, emotional and spiritual welfare is vitally important and we commit to doing our very best for every child.
Curriculum and learning
To develop creative, confident lifelong learners
To provide a broad based curriculum, where all children are set challenging, yet achievable goals based on their differing needs and potential
To provide the best possible education for every child in a supportive environment where everyone learns and worships together
To celebrate and nurture the whole child through a strong partnership between the school, families, parish and the community
SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural)
To develop well rounded, thoughtful children who share and live by positive values
To develop a community of strong, positive relationships where every voice is heard
Our vision is:
‘To be a community where everyone is valued as a unique individual created in the image of God and given equal opportunities to flourish. We foster a rich, nurturing environment that enables us all to fulfil a successful future; positively impacting our global community we serve.
Through our love of learning and promotion of oracy, we instil, in all our children, our S.A.S.F life skills, which are deeply rooted within our Christian values.
Therefore we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.’
We could summarise our vision with a phrase such as:
”Securing Achievement for a Successful Future”
We aim to provide the foundation on which children can grow, enabling them to move on to the next stage of their lives, confident in the words of St. Paul:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)