'Rooted in Faith' is the opening line of our school Mission Statement which represents our clear, distinctive Christian foundations. We have chosen Psalm 119 105 as our school Bible Verse as it captures the idea that we use the Bible as guidance, as teaching and as our compass. We often make reference to 'What would Jesus do?' in our decision making, when reviewing choices and offering advice.
We started 2019 by spending time exploring our Bible verse and using it as a point for discussion and creative work. The psalm can be spotted around the school so it is a familiar point of reference which can be used by children and adults alike.
We have recently reviewed our Mission Statement and spent over a year discussing this with all our stakeholders. We invited Liz Agbettoh from Blackburn Diocese to facilitate discussion with teachers, support staff and governors. This resulted in a plethora of key ideas.
The headteacher and assistant headteacher then led a pupil focused session - we had all year 2, all year 6 and all members of each school council. The children had strong ideas and luckily there were many common elements shared at the staff and governor session.
We then sent out a parent survey and received 186 returns which guided our pathway.
We wanted something we could all remember, which we could all own and find ways of keeping it alive in our school.
A rhyming Mission Statement with actions was created.
All our children, all ages, all abilities, all cultures know this inside out and we re-enact it together every single school day.
Children spotted living out our Mission Statement may be chosen to add their names to each class's Mission in Action box. During Celebration Praise we draw out one from each class to choose a small prize and to join the headteacher for hot chocolate.
Each half-term, we explore one Christian Value in depth. This half-term, we are looking at Service.
This is a key phrase within out Mission Statement - 'Serving Others'
We hope we can develop our understanding of this value over the next few weeks.
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
|DATE - Summer 2019||EVENTS TAKING PLACE THIS TERM|
|Each day||Daily act of Collective Worship|
|Wednesdays||Collective Worship led by Reverend Martin|
|One Wednesday each month||Fellowship Communion in Church|
|Week Beginning - 3rd June||Experience Pentecost at St. Peter's Church|
|Weekly||Weekly Visit from The Faith Mission for Year 6|
|2nd July||Year 6 Leavers Service at Blackburn Cathedral|
|4th July||Year 6 Spirituality Day|
|19th July||Final Service in Church|
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