“We create the spark that lights the fire”
As a Church of England school at the heart of the community and in partnership with parents, Blakesley C of E Primary School is committed to enabling all pupils to achieve their full potential. It is a place where we learn how to love God, one another and ourselves and to serve the community. We will do this through developing a love of learning within a creative, dynamic and vibrant environment based on Christian values where everyone aspires to excellence.
We aim to:
- Provide an education of the highest quality for each and every child;
- Provide a caring and welcoming school, founded on Christian principles and values, that safeguards and promotes the welfare of all;
- Foster a life-long love of learning by providing an engaging and responsive curriculum tailored to meet the needs of each child;
- Value, respect and celebrate the efforts and achievements of all members of the school and wider community;
- Foster a successful and innovative partnership with parents, carers, the Church and community;
- Develop resilient, enthusiastic and positive children who are equipped for the next step of their educational journey;
- Prepare our children for their futures; to become effective citizens who contribute to their world.
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength;
and love your neighbour as yourself.’
Our School has five values which we believe guide and support us in all that we do.
Compassion : empathy, tolerance, forgiveness, humility, kindness and care.
“Live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.” (1 Peter 3:8)
We want our children to understand how to feel and show compassion in a sincere way, to be able to forgive, to show tolerance of others and to demonstrate care and kindness to fellow humans both close to home and across the world. We want their compassion to extend to a care for their world and their environment.
Courage : confidence, perseverance, resilience, endurance, courageous advocacy, truth and honesty.
"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12, NIV)
We want our children to be ‘brave learners’ to try new things without the fear of failure; to be confident in themselves, their beliefs and values; to be honest with themselves and others and to have the courage to make good choices and to do what they believe is right. We want them to have resilience in all aspects of life, to persevere when things are challenging and to know that hard work is recognised and rewarded.
Fellowship : friendship, community, koinonia, belonging, respect, inclusion and partnership.
“But God has combined the members of the body ….so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it.” (1 Corinthians 12:24-26)
We want our children to feel part of their community understanding that each individual contributes to the whole and that the interdependence of everyone working together develops strength. We want our children to flourish in the knowledge that they are contributing to a larger whole, all striving for the same goal, to feel a sense of true belonging, inclusion and partnership.
Wisdom : making wise choices, self-control, tolerance and a love of learning.
"Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.” Proverbs 4:5-7
We want our children to be considered, to be able to reflect and reason and make wise choices. We want their wisdom to inform their life choices and their understanding of how to live well in our world. We want them to love learning and gaining knowledge and understanding, but to use all of this with wisdom. We want them to be able to live life in all of its fullness.
Thankfulness : gratitude, awe and wonder, joy, generosity.
"For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer." ( 4. 1 Timothy 4:4-5)
We want our children to show appreciation for their world and all that they have within it. To be able to marvel at things with a sense of awe and wonder. To be able to feel joy in simple things, to appreciate relationships and friendships and how they are cared for and loved. To appreciate their abilities, talents and freedoms. To be thankful for all of the opportunities available to them. Through their appreciation, we want them to be able to both give and receive generously and to show their love for life.