Our Vision and Values


Our Vision
 
At St. John's C. of E. Academy we believe that every child has the right to a great education. We aim to offer a quality education and to embed Christian values so that every child can achieve their full potential. Every child in our school will have their individual needs supported. 
 
Our Values
 
We believe that St John''s is a special place and our shared Christian values are pivotal to this. As a Church of England Academy we have values that are rooted within Christian teaching, whilst recognising that these are also important to other faiths, cultures and those of no faith within our community. These values underpin our school community and inform our school’s vision, aims and ethos, the design of our curriculum, our policies and planning and the school’s management and governance. Our Christian Values are:
 
Belonging
Perseverance
Respect
Truth
Aspiration
Forgiveness
 
At St John's we recognise the value of daily collective worship to allow pupils to talk about what they see and hear from the Bible, and how it impacts on all aspects of life, both in and out of school. Collective worship is planned to include biblical material and Christian teaching, focusing on Jesus Christ and on God as Father and Holy Spirit. Pupils take an active part in worship and we welcome in visitors from a range of Christian traditions to lead and take part in our daily worship.
Values Day 2018
 
In 2018 we revisited our Christian values. Every class focused on a particular value, learning about specific biblical scriptures and completing activities to help the children understand the importance of these. Each class created a values display to demonstrate the learning. 
 
A local artist came into school to work with our key stage one children to create values banners that are on display throughout our school.