Visions and Values - St Chad's Church of England (VC) First School and Nursery
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Visions and Values


Within a caring Christian environment, we will;

Inspire confident learners who will thrive in an ever-changing world.

Train up a child in the way they should go, even when they are old they will not depart from it. Adapted from Proverbs 22:6


Vision Statement

At St Chad’s Church of England (VC) First School we believe that every member of our school community is unique, created in God’s image, and precious to Him. As a church school, our foundation for living and learning are the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The message of God’s love for all and the Christian values of joy, peace, hope, wisdom, dignity and community are at the heart of school life at St. Chad’s.  


Our mission and ethos is caring and Christian, this develops respect, self esteem and gives a voice for all. We believe that every child does matter as does every member of staff. We are a caring and inclusive school, whose principles are built on mutual trust and respect for all, our Christian Values are threaded through allowing everyone to flourish in God’s world. 


 Mission Statement

Working together we will;

  • nurture a caring, Christian environment
  • provide an excellent learning environment in which everyone is valued, inspired to learn and happy.
  • develop a love of learning, embrace individuality and equip our children for life.
  • enable staff to feel valued and respect each other, working flexibly as a team to create a welcoming, engaging and consistent working environment.
  • enable parents to be part of the inclusive environment which builds positive relationships, encouraging involvement and communication where achievement is enjoyed and celebrated together.
  • develop and sustain links with the local and wider community that are of mutual benefit.
  • ensure pupils are prepared for their place in our global technologically advancing society.


Ethos Statement

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

Governors will promote the whole school community to provide the finest learning opportunities for all children. They will support by listening to fresh ideas while watching progress and act as a critical friend to the school.


Core Values

To emphasise the Christian distinctiveness of our Church School the following values underpin all that we do and support our pupils to flourish. During their time at St Chad’s, we want to instil, within all our pupils, our core values of:

Joy – expression of inner happiness and contentment. Christian joy means looking for the good in every situation. Choose to be positive and you will be a source of joy to others.

Peace – means harmony, stability and security within a community. Where peace exists, people flourish as they are nurtured

Hope – Christian hope means trusting in the loving purposes of God: trusting that the

foundations of the world are good because they spring from God. Christian hope for the future has its guarantee in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Wisdom – Insight into the way life works; a proper understanding of the consequences of our thoughts, words and actions and an awareness of the true value of things.

Dignity – not thinking too much of ourselves but putting others first, trusting in God’s challenging wisdom so that we may grow in faith, hope and love.


Community – Live in harmony with one another.

A Prayer for our schools.

Loving Father, we thank you for all who are part of our school.

Please grant them Your encouragement, wisdom and peace.

Strengthen teachers with heavy workloads. May we be firm yet patient, expecting excellence but forgiving mistakes. May they support their students, playing to strengths, helping with struggles and motivating them to do their best.

Comfort and restore those living under shadows of unhappiness, abuse, pain or fear. May many find faith, discovering their identity in You and knowing Your amazing grace in their lives.


Please pour out your blessings upon our whole school community.

In Jesus’ name,


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