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: Friendship, Respect, Truth, Forgiveness, Thankfulness and Perseverance. 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.