Our vision and values

Our vision is something that motivates and inspires us and keeps us focused on where we want to go as a school. It’s a vision for everyone in the school, the children, staff, parents and governors. Our vision is:

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‘Excellence, enjoyment and achievement together in a nurturing Christian community.’

We’ve chosen ‘excellence, enjoyment and achievement’ as our key aims because:

To us, excellence means…

Having high standards and expectations of each other

Being innovative and continuously improving

Going the extra mile

Learning from our mistakes

Challenging for all

Aiming to be the best!

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To us, enjoyment means…

Being excited about learning!

Creating memories

Being enthusiastic and engaging

Experiencing a variety of opportunities

Feeling safe and secure

Having fun!

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To us, achievement means…

Everyone developing and making progress

Feeling proud of yourself

Everyone feeling valued

Developing resilience

Appropriate challenge for all

Reaching our potential

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Our values

Our values are the ways that we seek to do things at St Helen’s. As a Church of England School, these are based on the Christian faith, but are values that are important to us, whatever our faith or background.

We talk and learn about these through collective worship and in class, but we try to put them into practice in every situation at school.

Currently, we have 18 values that we work through as a school over time, but we will be working with children, parents, staff and governors to choose a smaller set of values from this list, which we feel are particularly important to us as a school community.

The 18 values are:

Courage

Trust

Creativity

Justice

Forgiveness

Peace

Humility

Truth

Thankfulness

Compassion

Hope

Friendship

Generosity

Respect and Reverence

Wisdom

Service

Perseverance

Responsibility

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