Our school has close links with our church, St John's. Our children visit the church throughout the year for services and learning opportunities.
Revd Dawn and other local clergy visit us in school to lead worship.
Our school values are lived out in all that we do, in our school and in our community.
Our Christian Mission, Vision and Values are reflected in the distinctive Christian ethos of our school. This is seen explicitly in our daily collective worship and reflection. Collective Worship is at the centre of our school community and helps us at the start of each day. We have strong links with Christian organisations in the local community and their representatives are frequent leaders of our daily worship. Our pupil's spiritual, social and moral development is grounded in Christian teaching where we learn to respect, forgive and care for each other and our world.
As we are a church school RE forms part of our weekly curriculum and the statement of entitlement for this can be seen on our website and is alongside our yearly overview for each year group. We follow the Kent Syllabus for RE and the principle aim is:
“To engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and world views address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own”.
thank you for our school,
Please help us to work
and play together
that this may be a happy place.
Keep us together,
so that we may be
a strong community,
caring for and helping each other,
in Jesus' name.