Our Vision Statement:
At St Thomas à Becket CE Primary School with wisdom and inspiration, rooted in our Christian Values, we nurture our children to flourish.
In 2018, Children, Governors, Staff and Parents contributed towards developing this Vision Statement, and the six values that they feel most clearly identify our school. These values are:
Our values are like a jigsaw – they don’t work very well on their own, but together create the perfect picture. They are put together to make the sign of the cross as this is the heart of our Christian Foundation.
The values all originate from stories in the Bible which we teach the children, However there is one Bible story which really demonstrates how our small school can achieve great things: it reflects our core values and our ethos.
Mark 4:31-32 “It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”
The children in our school are extremely kind towards each other, polite and well behaved as a result of our strong emphasis on living the school values through every day. Staff, governors and children all understand and live out these values which make St Thomas á Becket School a safe, calm and caring place where everyone can achieve their full potential.
Each term we focus on a different Christian value. By listening to Bible stories, stories of everyday life or learning about famous people or events we talk about what that value means to Christians, ourselves and how it applies to our everyday and school life.
Our termly theme is followed through in PHSE sessions which allows it to become truly embedded.
In 2018-2019 we are focusing on each of our core values in turn. You can download a pdf information leaflet for these values which can be used at home should you wish to talk to your children about them: