We are a Church of England School
Daily worship provides staff and children with inspiration and spiritual growth. We are well supported by clergy from the local parishes and have a special relationship with the church that founded the school, St Luke’s. Worship underpins the values of our school and nourished by it, we uphold our Christian ethos in all that we do.
Our values fit within Acceptance, Forgiveness and Responsibility through a love of Christ. Acceptance is shown through our inclusive approach where everyone is welcomed and differences valued. Forgiveness is an action that enables us to be direct and open. Shared and personal responsibility ensures that children, staff and parents have a sense of ownership and duty.
"The school's strong Christian ethos sets the tone for pupils' good spiritual development, good behaviour and positive attitudes." - The National Society for Church Schools
Together, we want our children to be successful learners; to learn and discover their passions and skills in an inclusive environment where everyone achieves the highest standards possible. We aim for our children to leave us as confident individuals, who have developed good relationships with their friends and adults. Children are encouraged to take responsibility and develop lively enquiring minds that enable them to make positive and informed choices.
At St Luke's, every child is valued for their uniqueness, has the opportunity to meet their potential and make a positive contribution to school life, our local community and beyond.
Our core values of Acceptance, Forgiveness and Responsibility are a consequence of God’s Love described through our faith that Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. These values and our faith define our ethos. As we trust in God we build our trust in one another.
Acceptance at St Luke’s means:
- We are all included
- We are all striving for a common goal
- We are all unique
- We recognise that we all make mistakes
Acceptance enables and challenges us to:
- Provide for everyone
- Be rigorous in our anti-bullying policy and strategies
- Respect views, cultures and beliefs that differ from our own
- Learn from positive criticism
- Value the varied skills and qualities of each person
- Provide a voice for all
Forgiveness at St Luke’s is an action that enables and empowers people to be direct and open.
Forgiveness enables and challenges us to:
- Try new things, taking risks
- Acknowledge, own and learn from mistakes
- Earn trust and respect
- Teach the qualities of empathy
- Provide others with a fresh start
Responsibility at St Luke’s means we have a duty to be the best we can be. Our actions are important and we are all accountable for them.
Responsibility enables and challenges us to:
- Provide opportunities for staff and children to make choices.
- Be open and honest with each other
- Create opportunities for everyone to be the best they can be
Worship confirms the values of our school and helps permeate our Christian ethos throughout all that we do. St Luke’s aims to be an agile learning community, able to react and adjust provision to meet the individual needs of learners in the changing world in which we live.