Care Respect Equality Achievement Trust Excellence –
‘We are a small school with a big heart’
Stanton Harcourt CE Primary School serves its community by working in partnership to provide an education which gives pupils a love of learning for future life within the context of Christian belief and practice and the understanding of shared values. As a school we celebrate the diversity of the wider community and are committed to the principles of inclusion and equality of opportunity.
Through our Christian aims and values we promote and endorse the Government’s aims for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need in order to be successful learners.
Our values are expressions of what we think and believe is important to enable pupils to become kind, caring and reflective, involved in the life of their community and society and so develop their capacity to be active and effective future citizens.
As a Church of England school, we engage in Collective Worship every day and this also gives us the opportunity to value the lives of our school community fully.
On a Monday, we have two separate sessions, one for our EYFS and KS1 pupils, and one for our KS2 pupils. These are led by Mrs Trigg, our headteacher. These focus on Jesus’ teachings.
On Tuesday, we have Class Collective Worship sessions. Our EYFS session is led by Mrs Billie Tweedy, lay minister for the Lower Windrush Benefice.
On Wednesday, our Rector, Rev’d Drew Tweedy comes to our school to take the Collective Worship for KS1 and KS2. Once a month we have the service at St Michael’s and welcome parents and carers to this; it often involves children taking part of the service, particularly at times of Christian Festivals.
On Thursday, we have Class Collective Worship.
And on a Friday, we have our Celebration of Achievement Collective Worship. We value our children and their achievements all the time, but this allows us to take a little time out for ensuring that the children’s achievements out of school are recognized and valued as well as those in class. Children are recognised for their academic performance or, equally, something that has brought them to the notice of their teachers, teaching assistants or class members. This could reflect their kindness, resilience or perseverance as much as their ability to divide!