Our Values

By our whole school community living by the Christian principles of respect, relationships, responsibility, resilience and reverence we will produce children ready for the next stage of their lives. 

Five Rs = Ready for Life

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

 

Our School Prayer

  

Collective Worship

At St. Andrew's, we begin our school day by joining together for an act of Christian Worship.  We believe that this is a special time where we can come together as a school family and it is a very positive start to the day.  As part of our worship we sing songs, listen to stories from the Bible, learn about inspirational people as well as having a time to reflect and pray.

Our collective worship enables children to consider spiritual and moral issues as well as giving them opportunity to explore their own beliefs.   Our worship is central to our school day and community as it helps to promote our ethos and Christian values as well as reinforcing positive attitudes.  We are fortunate to be able to regularly welcome members of our church community to deliver Collective Worship as well as visiting our local church, St. Andrew's to participate in acts of worship.

Each term we have a different theme focusing on a specific Christian value.  Each week will take a different element of the value as well as focusing on a specific Bible story which again links to the value.  Each class will take time to explore the Bible story in more depth during their class Collective Worship sessions.

We finish each week with a Celebration Assembly where good work, attendance and house points are recognised by the school community. We also end each term by celebrating with our values awards for those children who have demonstrated our school values and our Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards for gaining merits for going "above and beyond".  Parents are invited to join us at these special celebrations each term.

The links with the church year are reflected in school by celebrating important festivals in the church calendar for example: Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter.