Our Vision Statement:
With wisdom and inspiration, rooted in our Christian Values,
we nurture all to flourish.
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 parable of the mustard seed is the key biblical story that reflects so much of our school vision and vision statement ‘With wisdom and inspiration, rooted in our Christian Values, we nurture all to flourish.’ It can be a metaphor for our children, who blossom during their time here ready for the next stage of their journey in learning and life. The school is like the mustard tree where each child, like a bird in its branches, is nurtured and enabled to flourish through our teaching, care and support until they have the skills and knowledge to ‘fly away’ to secondary school. Everyone is encouraged to grow within themselves and contribute to the flourishing of the whole school community and beyond. We treat everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve as children of God.
We have six core Christian values which form the foundation for everything we do at St Thomas á Becket. These were agreed upon together by children, governors, staff and parents. They are:
These values are all relevant to how the Bible teaches us to be good citizens of our community and the link between these and the Christian faith is made explicit to the children in the daily life of our school.
All children are welcome at St Thomas á Becket C of E Primary School, of all faiths or none. The school is a community that upholds Christian Beliefs and Values. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all pupils. These beliefs and values underpin our vision and are supportive of all we aim to achieve for everyone who comes to our school. Our school values reflect important principles that we wish to encourage and explore during our time at St Thomas á Becket School and which will contribute to making us thoughtful citizens of the future.
As a Church School, we are a community founded on Christian Values. These values underpin our vision, provide a basis for our principles and support everything that we aim to achieve for all who come to our school. These values are lived out in our school to encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith through the experience it offers all pupils.