VISION AND Aims
(Values and Ethos)
TEACH - NURTURE – CELEBRATE
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
In order for pupils at St. James to experience life in all its fullness, we will: TEACH knowledge, skills and values, NURTURE a sense of love and hope in ourselves and others, and CELEBRATE achievements, creativity and enquiring minds.
Our pupils will:
Have high aspirations
Aim high when setting personal goals and targets and flourish towards achieving those goals. They will build their resilience enabling them to overcome any challenge or barrier.
Have high expectations in every way
All staff will have the highest expectations of all pupils. Through a challenging curriculum and holistic education pupils will have the highest expectations of all they do in and out of school.
Ask the big questions
Our pupils will be confident and self-assured. Through their confidence their inquisitive minds will be devolved and grow to ensure they ask questions and seek answers to quench their thirst for knowledge.
Have strong morals and spiritual values in all they do
Through Jesus’ example and that of those around them, our pupils will live the Christian values they hold dear, using them to overcome the hardships of everyday life and allowing them to flourish into empathetic and compassionate young adults. Our pupils will respect and be tolerant to others by knowing themselves. Through SMSC and mental health education they will become more emotionally intelligent, aware of their own thoughts and feelings and therefore aware of others around them.
Our pupils will become successful members of society and the diverse community in which we live. They will embrace their part in the local community and strive to help and better those around them.