In building solid foundations for every unique individual and putting God’s love at the centre of all we do, our children learn to embrace our diverse world. We encourage our children to learn universally in order to understand our heritage and roots as a village, town, region and nation. Through strong community links, our children grow in compassion and understanding, promote justice and possess commitment and aspire to make a positive difference. We offer an ambitious curriculum that ignites curiosity along with high personal expectations that fosters resilience and which enables them to flourish. Our children are easily distinguished by the courage they show when making brave choices and understand the importance of becoming the very best versions of themselves.
Our Christian Statement embeds all of what we do in school. We want our children to become the very best version of them selves and as such as strive to make a difference to children's moral character.
In addition to our six values, we also have a half termly Christian value that we focus upon during our worship and Sprirituality Days in school.
Our Year 6 Christian leader is Scarlett. Scarlett is a part of the Junior Leadership Team and her role is to offer a Christian perspective on our planning and presence within and beyond school.
At the end of each half term, we hold a special Values Assembly. Teachers actively look for children who are shining examples of these values in their day-to-day lives in school. Class teachers nominate a child to be put forward for the award and staff discuss each child on merit. We recognise that even being nominated for an Value Award is a huge achievement.
Autumn 1 2022
Compassion : Awarded to Jools in Year 5.
When we were arranging parts for our class worship, Jools showed interest in taking on an acting role. Jools was chosen for one of these roles, but there was another member of the class who was rather upset they didn’t get an acting part. Jools realised they were upset and put his hand up and suggested that his classmate take the acting role and he would prefer to do a speaking part instead and made sure his class mate felt better.
Understanding : Awarded to Danny in Year 6
Whilst at Tower Wood, Danny always went last during activities; he enjoyed all of the activities and was confident in what he was doing but rather than wanting to be at the front he would hang back as he recognised that others might need help or support. Danny understood that his success at an activity could support someone else in achieving the same activity.
Justice : Awarded to Olivia in Year 6
In Year 6 geography, we have been learning about Fairtrade products and whilst they are often dearer it is better to buy Fairtrade goods because they people who have produced the raw materials for them are paid more fairly. Olivia was given a packet of crisps at Tower Wood and she looked at the packet, couldn't find the Fairtrade logo and questioned why they weren't Fairtrade. Olivia recognised that this is an injustice when people work hard but are not paid fairly for the work that they have done.
Aspire : Awarded to Bobby F in Year 3
Bobby always tries to do his best even though he doesn't find it easy. He completes his work conscientiously and does not allow himself to be distracted whilst writing. He self corrects and edits during the writing process, reflecting on what he has done and how he can make it better. He is committed to doing his best and learns from his mistakes.
Resilience : Awarded to Isabella in Year 2
Since arriving as a new student in September, Isabella has shown resilience in many different ways. She has come across things that have been difficult in class, but she has persevered and shown resilience by not giving up. At home, Isabella has been working hard on her reading and writing and she has been pushing herself to achieve more. Resilience is something that Isabella shows on a daily basis, and I love the fact that she never gives up! Well done Isabella, keep up the hard work and keep striving to do your best.
Courage : Awarded to Sienna in Year 5
I had suggested to Sienna in week 2 that she join the netball club as mum had said she thinks she’d really enjoy it and she’d like her to go. Sienna said she was nervous about joining netball club as she was worried she might not be as good as the others and she was unsure of the rules. Each week I encouraged her to come but she said she was still very nervous and didn’t feel too comfortable. Last week, when we were on the coach coming back from swimming, Sienna said she was definitely going to come to netball on the Monday, no matter how nervous or anxious she felt on the Sunday night. She came and was an amazing player. Also, her over confidence and courage has improved. She had courage to act in front of parents in our worship and is now completing calculations on the big whiteboard in front of the whole class in maths.
Thankfulness (half termly Christian Value) : Awarded to Harry in Year 1
Harry has always been a polite and helpful member of Year 1 and you can consistently rely on him to say thank you to adults and his peers. He shows thankfulness when being handed resources by adults and other children in class and will often volunteer to help others tidy up and keep our classroom clean and tidy. He took an active part in making our thankfulness tree in class, making leaves and stating what he was thankful for in God’s world.