Ethos and Values
OUR CHRISTIAN ETHOS AND VALUES
Our vision is for our children to feel cared for unconditionally and valued as unique creation made in the image of God. We want to help them discover and develop their God-given potential. We celebrate their many God-given talents. We encourage them to reflect and pray.
Through Collective Worship, symbols around the school and classroom practice we help them to learn about the loving God who made them and Jesus whose example they can follow. We have regular church services, based on Anglican liturgy and the children use parts of that liturgy week by week in school.
The church building is a resource both historically and as a place to experience church practice and spirituality. The Rector is a familiar and supportive visitor to the school and a lay member of the church takes a weekly whole-school assembly. A parent group meets regularly to pray for the school.
We have recently refreshed our values and created the Values Wheel, and we are seeking to bring these alive to the school community through Bible stories.
The School Prayer
Bless our school,
That working together and playing together,
We may learn to serve you and to serve one another
In Jesus' name
Finchampstead Primary School is a partnership of pupils, staff, parents and governors. We believe that it is very important that parents become fully involved in such a partnership. For all our children the school aims:
To provide an education based on Christian principles and develop spiritual awareness and growth in the individual child
To encourage each child to develop a positive and caring attitude towards others, with particular regard to tolerance, respect, honesty, sincerity and personal development
To pursue excellence in all aspects of the curriculum and to provide an all round education for each child suited to his or her age and ability
To develop lively and enquiring minds and equip children with the knowledge and practical skills to promote life-long learning