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Vision and Ethos Statement

At St Leonard’s our Christian faith and values form the basis of everything we do.  As a Church of England school, our vision can be summed up in four words: Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity. We believe that these four words underpin all that we strive to achieve.

 

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

 

We apply these through an ethos of high expectations within a supportive and caring environment. We work with our students to enable them to shine and celebrate their achievements wherever possible. 

 

We aim to do this by:

 

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills   

John 3:16 God loved the world so much that he gave his only son so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Planning a highly engaging thematic curriculum, designed to excite and inspire our children to find out more.

 

Our Christian Values that give our children a deep understanding of morality and how to live God’s love.

 

A whole school focus on ‘Growth Mindset’ encouraging our children to become independent life-long learners who strive to be the best that they can be.

 

Educating for Hope and Aspiration

John 16:33 In the world you will have trouble but be brave I have conquered the world.

 

Providing the best possible education for all, enabling each child to reach their full potential.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Developing and maintaining high standards in all aspects of work and school life.

 

Encouraging pupils, staff and governors to inspire others by their example.

 

Educating for community and living well together

Matthew 25:40 truly I tell you what ever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine you did it for me.

 

Promoting cultural understanding through local, national and international partnerships

 

Encouraging an inclusive atmosphere that enables children, parents, staff, governors and the community to feel part of the 'school family'

 

Nurturing the whole child and promoting active and healthy lifestyles

 

Educating for dignity and respect

John 15:15 I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my father.

 

Preparing children to become confident citizens who will make a positive contribution to society.

 

Maintaining a school in which mutual respect and relationships are rooted in treating others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

 

Promoting spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding through appropriate curricular opportunities with particular reference to equality and diversity.