What being a Church School means to us
We are a Church of England Primary School which is led and managed using our overarching Christian School Values which are lived out in the way that we learn and behave towards one another; we have strong links to the Church and are held accountable to the Church of England for the effect that our Christian ethos and Christian School Values have on the children who attend our school. Our distinctively Christian School Values are Forgiveness, Friendship, Trust, Peace and Thankfulness. Our School Values link to Bible stories and school life.
Part of being a church school is developed through school governance, where we have two Foundation Governors. The elements of Christianity underpin all we do for everyone connected to the school: parents, staff, governors, not just the children.
In addition, we have strong links with St. Michael’s and all Angels Church, which is next door to our School in Hartlip Village. We attend Church every Friday morning as a whole school community, as well as at other key times during the Christian year. Our Collective Worship also develops our values and ethos as do all our policies and practices. <Click here> to view our past Collective Worships.
Collective Worship in school is led by different members of the teaching staff, which gives the children variety and different view points. A member of the clergy also leads collective worship at Church, alongside members of the Worship Council, on a weekly basis.
We have a focussed and hardworking Worship Council who meet every week with the SLT. The Worship Council support the SLT by observing and monitoring Worship, leading Worship and organising charity work and events.