Values & Ethos

Our Vision

Living, Learning and Growing Together

Through living, learning and growing together we nurture each individual’s uniqueness and potential so that they may enjoy life in all its fullness.

John 10:10

Core Values

Our Christian values are: Celebrating Life, Good Choices, Friendship, Perseverance, Peace and Love.

Each one of these underpins our CORE vision. Love is the value that all of the others are based upon and therefore is our main core value. In the Bible we learn that “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

 

Ethos Statement

Community: We actively promote a sense of community in our school; the physical and emotional safety of everyone in our school community underpins everything we do. We are committed to building safe, caring and compassionate relationships which are the foundation for effective teaching and learning.

Opportunity: We aim for excellence for everyone, by providing a wide range of opportunities that empower all to achieve their full potential. Together, we are committed to creating an environment that fosters teamwork, respect, integrity and openness to innovation and new ideas. We believe that teamwork is a powerful assert and that each team member brings their own expertise and experience to our community.

Resilience: We believe that our pupils need to be able to respond confidently to the change or uncertainties they will face in life. We encourage self-motivation, determination and personal well-being throughout our broad and varied curriculum. We aim to ensure that our children can overcome adversity and challenge. Pupils are empowered to have high aspirations for their futures. We nurture and challenge pupils to take responsibility, make decisions and work together so the grow into confident and resilient young people.

Equality: we are a respectful community that celebrates diversity whilst being united in a common purpose. We respect each other’s abilities and individuality, taking an inclusive approach to meeting needs and removing barriers. We will ensure all children have access to an engaging and exciting curriculum that promotes learning and achievement.

Year 6 Dawn til Dusk

26 Jul 2021

The Year 6 children enjoyed a day of forest school activities, team games, cooking their meals on the fire, water fights and the slip n slide! Many thanks to Mr Holt for organising such a fun day! {!...

Year 6 Vivary Park

26 Jul 2021

Our Y6 children enjoyed a day of adrenaline-filled activities at Vivary Park in Taunton to help them celebrate their final weeks at St Andrew's. They took part in their different high ropes cou...

KS 2 trip to Hooke Court

26 Jul 2021

At the end of term, our key stage 2 children enjoyed an action packed day at Hooke Court! The day began with a rocket making workshop. The rockets exceeded all of our expectations and provided an impr...

The Bear Trail - Panda and Tiger Class

19 Jul 2021

Panda and Tiger Class had a great time at The Bear Trail.  They all got stuck in and thoroughly enjoyed getting muddy.  

Sports Day

19 Jul 2021

Sports Day. Following on from a successful sports day, please see some photos of our events. The Reception and Key Stage 1 children took part in long jump, high jump, javelin, tennis ball throw, skipp...

Sports Day

07 Jul 2021

Sports Day A huge well done to the blue team, who were the overall winners of our Sports Day yesterday. Here they are celebrating their victory! More photos and details from the day to follow in...

Seaton Wetlands Trip

02 Jul 2021

On Tuesday 22nd June, Panda class visited Seaton Wetlands to support their topic 'Water, water everywhere!' This consisted of a wildlife trail where we were able to study different animals habitats an...

Monster Kickabout

29 Jun 2021

Monster Kickabout. We have made a fantastic start to 'Monster Kickabout' week at school by getting out our brand new Monster Kickabout equipment. We have pumped up our Premier League balls and the ch...

Monster Kickabout

25 Jun 2021

MONSTER KICKABOUT £1,000 of free football equipment has been given to us by the Monster Kickabout scheme in partnership with Sports Direct and Nike. The offer was open to the first 500 scho...

Bikeability

21 Jun 2021

BIKEABILITY Our upper key stage two completed their level 1 and 2 Bikeability courses last week.They learned how to check their bikes were safe to ride using the ABCD checks:A – airB – bra...