Our Core Christian Values
Our vision statement and core values are underpinned by 1Corinthians16:14 which states, 'Do everything in love.'
Love – with the love of God and the love of one another.
Love is the foundation of all values and as such will be taught through everything we do. We will encourage all our children to love God, themselves, love one another and love the world they are a part of. We will teach our children that God will always love them and be there for them in the good times as well as the difficult times in their lives.
Respect – to respect all things and the world we live in.
The nature of God, as revealed in the Bible, presents all people with a choice. Those whose response is one of respect are acknowledging God’s greatness, authority and involvement in the world. This extends to respect for the created order, including humanity made in the image of God.
We will encourage all our children to respect themselves, each other, their school, their community and the wider world which God has made. We will give children the opportunities to be social champions to ensure our world is a place where we respect our differences no matter what faith, culture or race, what sexual orientation we may be, whether we have a disability or what gender we are. We are all born equal in God’s eyes.
Perseverance – to keep going and support each other in all things.
Jesus frequently encouraged his disciples to ‘endue patiently’ the difficulties and obstacles they encountered and to persevere in the face of adversity. He trusted God even when his enemies tried to stop his work and plotted his death.
We will encourage our children to persevere in all they do; if work is challenging they are to keep trying and never give up. We will ensure our children challenge themselves to achieve in all aspects of their learning. We will encourage and support them to believe that if there needs to be a change in this world; they are to persevere and recognise that one voice can begin to make a difference.
Our Strategic Vision for Winwick
As a whole school we developed our Strategic Vision in line with our Core Values of Respect, Love and Perseverance. This also sits alongside the Church of England’s Vision for education to ensure all our children, staff and community have ‘life in all its fullness.
Our vision for education is deeply Christian, with Jesus' promise of 'life in all its fullness' at its heart.
In line with the Church of England's role as the established Church, our vision is for the common good of the whole.
Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.
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The Vision of the Diocesan Board of Education for the schools in its care is that:
Affirming Diocesan priorities for working with children and young people and the General Synod’s resolution that Church schools ‘stand at the centre of the Church’s mission to the nation’, the Diocese of Liverpool seeks to ensure that, through its Church schools and academies it offers children and young people a high quality education including the experience of belonging to a Christian community and a knowledge of God.
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