Based on the wisdom of the Bible…..
‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’
We have a vision…
Believing & Achieving Together to be the Best We Can Be
Deeply rooted in Christian faith and the wisdom of the Bible, we believe that Jesus’ promise of ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10) can be realised at Feniton School through a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes diversity, healthy living, celebrates achievements, nurtures talents and prepares all pupils for living their own life to the full.
Believing: Feniton is a school which is deeply rooted and committed to the Bible teaching that Love is the greatest gift.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres. 1 Cor 13: 4-7
Achieving: What do we hope for our children and community to achieve? Again, we look to the life of Jesus who knew about ‘life to the full’. The Bible tells us in Luke’s gospel that Jesus grew in some key ways:
- Wisdom: We want our children to be wise. To have knowledge, and to know how to use it well.
- Stature: We want our children to be healthy and strong. To understand and respect their minds and their bodies.
- Favour with God and man: We want our children to learn to live in ways that show care and love for others. To be people who grow to enrich the lives of those around them and make changes for the better.
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. Luke 2:40
The best we can be: Feniton Primary School believes that each and every child is uniquely important in their own ways. Every child’s successes are valued, be those successes academic or otherwise. All we ask is that each member of our community, adults and children alike, strive to develop the self-awareness of what they can accomplish and set out to be that person to the best of their ability.
Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself, or compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galatians 6:4-5
Every Bible story points to Jesus in a different way and highlights different Christian values. We present our Year 6 leavers with a Bible so they can use the book as a ‘toolkit for life’ and use their knowledge and understanding of the book to signpost themselves and others to the stories that are relevant and can offer guidance at different parts of their life and in different circumstances, continuing the vision of being the best they can be.
We provide weekly opportunities for pupils and parents to gather together in collective acts of Christian worship and we promote our Christian HEART Values through all aspects of the school day, so that all pupils and staff can strive to be the very best they can be (Happiness, Empathy, Achievement, Reflection & Trust).
We seek to preserve and develop the school’s Christian ethos in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England https://www.churchofengland.org/ . We ask parents to respect our ethos and its importance to the school community.
HEART – WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
You may have heard your children talk about HEART, but have they told you want it stands for?
HEART sums up our school’s core Christian values – these values help to shape our teaching, our learning and the personal growth of every child. Through our values we can aspire to realise our vision of being the best we can be.
H – Happiness
E – Empathy
A – Achievement
R – Reflection
T – Trust
With God’s LOVE and LOVE for one another encircling all of the above values.
HEART comes from the pupils, teachers, parents, governors and wider community: what we value about the school and what we think makes us special and unique. These values are integrated in to everyday school life. We link the values with our learning and behaviour and children who demonstrate the HEART qualities are awarded a HEART certificate in our weekly Family Service.
So ask your children what HEART is all about!