Our Ethos and Values
‘At St George’s Church of England Primary School we offer an exceptional educational experience founded on Christian values. We welcome children from all faiths and no faith and seek to inspire in them a love of learning, a passion to fulfil their potential and a commitment to serve the community.’
Vision Statement of St George’s CE Primary School is our Mission Statement.
Beliefs and Values
At St George’s we believe that children are a gift from God and that everyone who belongs to St George’s school is important and valued. This includes all children, parents and carers, staff, Governors and Trustees. Our school motto: Our Love of Learning Leads us to Excellence, describes our belief that every child is unique and can foster their passion for learning and achieve beyond expectation, enjoying the challenges that learning holds. All stakeholders at St. George’s have decided upon our ‘High Five’ values that underpin our school ethos and distinctiveness as a Church of England School servicing a multi-faith and diverse community. Jesus’ teaching of respect for God, each other and ourselves, is such a core value at St George’s that it has a place on the palm of the High Five hand and the other ‘High Five’ values contribute towards demonstrating respect, a love of god, each other and ourselves. They are placed on each finger.
We encourage our children to make the ‘A’ choice. Through engagement with adults and by seeking help they build trusting relationships that resolve conflict and promote harmony. Children are expected to conduct themselves with pride and discipline. Our team encourage this with a shared expectation and vocabulary where there is mutual respect. An example of this is through the use of ‘LEAF’ for lining up and transitioning around school. Staff demonstrate this by modelling positive behaviours, good manners and speaking to children in a calm and focused way.
Our 4R’s encourage independence and confidence in children and adults as well as developing positive learning behaviours. We aim to build Relationships, become Resilient, stay Reflective and demonstrate our Resourcefulness.
Our positive approach to behaviour management is upheld through the use of our house point reward system, positive play and positive language with a zero tolerance on defiance, inappropriate language or rough play.
We create opportunities for our children to celebrate their successes and hard work by way of Celebration Assemblies, Family Time and Golden Time, which are all cherished by our staff and pupils. The children have opportunities to take the lead, whether it is through leaning in their classroom, leading collective worship or in their free time. Children and Parents help to lead and support our school through the Student Council, Worship Council, Family School Association and Parent Forum.
St George’s is a family where we share and celebrate our diversity together. We have high expectations that encourage all to engage in learning and develop themselves. We offer space and time to develop spirituality and humanity so that all can feel safe and valued in our school community.