School Ethos Our Vision, Values & Mission Our Vision “Being the best we can be, because with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26) Working together, we will create a joyous, purposeful learning community that enables children to achieve personal success, demonstrate core Christian values and life skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the local and global community. Our Values Christian Values are at the heart of our school and shape how we learn and treat each other. This ensures a sense of common purpose and mutual respect within our whole school community. Our Christian character impacts upon the achievement of each child in its widest sense, including the academic and personal development of all learners, together with their well-being and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. At Tibberton we have selected six core Christian values. Be Compassionate and climb on the roof … (Luke 5:17-39) Be Thankful and say it, mean it, show it …(Luke 17:11-19) Be Friendly and give your robe …(1 Samuel 18 verse 4 – 20) Be Honest and grow taller …(Luke 19:1-10) Be Forgiving and open your arms …(Luke 15:11-32) Be Courageous and step out of the boat …(Matthew 14:22-33) … because with God all things are possible. Each half term we focus on a particular value through our assemblies and worship to help children explore what they represent. Along side our six core values, we look at other linked values which support them. Our Mission Our mission will be driven by our vision, Christian values and learning habits. We will: Instil a sense of thankfulness and wonder at God’s creation which nurtures a desire to learn and care for people and the environment. Ensure collective worship is a central part of our school community, contributing towards the spiritual development of both children and adults. Promote the highest standards of teaching and learning, with excellent leadership. Develop and maintain a constructive, purposeful and aspirational school environment in which high expectations of Christian behaviour and conduct allow all members of our community to work together, learn, grow, achieve and succeed. Encourage children to be courageous and have the confidence to achieve their full God given potential. Help pupils and adults to develop lifelong learning habits so that they can contribute successfully to their local community and navigate an increasingly complex national and global community. Be a Christian community where there are strong, caring friendships and relationships based on honesty, kindness and mutual respect, demonstrated through courtesy, forgiveness and compassion. Provide support for the positive mental health and wellbeing of our children and staff so that all feel respected and valued and do not lose heart when facing the challenges of school and the wider world. Be inclusive, celebrating diversity and valuing all religions, faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Our children have told us what qualities they would like in the adults who work with them. They have said: “Firm but fair, gives second chances, explains things well and is understanding. Help those who are struggling, a good multi-tasker, committed, organised, has special talents, a problem-solver and a role-model. Happy, nice, helpful, approachable, calm but strict when someone does something wrong. Smiley, will think about our work and help us improve and praises us. Is forgiving, can have fun, be unexpected, include what they love and what we love in lessons, be honest and positive!” Pupil Voice Council and Tibberton Safety Team May 2019 We seek to promote our six core Christian values of compassion, thankfulness, friendship, honesty, forgiveness and courage. We believe these help to prepare our children for a successful and fulfilling life, being: considerate and respectful with excellent manners confident, happy, independent and self-motivated co-operative and collaborative generous and trustworthy hopeful, self-respecting and wise. resilient, hardworking and determined highly principled with moral, spiritual, cultural and social awareness, including shared British Values.