Our vision is to create a school where every child and adult has self-belief and the opportunity to be the best they can be, fostered through a sense of belonging, of being valued and with respect for individuality. We will be defined by who we are and what to we do.
'I have come, so they may have life, and have it to the full' John 10:10
Hainford Church of England Primary school is a place for all to flourish. The whole school community is a place for all to belong so they grow confidently into caring, hospitable and loving people. As a church school we believe that such belonging reflects what Jesus calls the Kingdom of God. 'From the tiny mustard seeds grows the greatest of plants which becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and make their nests in its branches', says Jesus in his parable (Matthew 31:31-32).
Our Narrative-The Mustard Seed
The mustard seed... when it is grown... becomes a tree.. the birds of the air make their nests in its branches.
If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
The school values of Responsibility, Compassion and the Hope are nurtured, developed and celebrated in every aspect of the school's daily life.
As in the parable of the mustard seed, we are inclusive and have room for everyone. Knowing they are valued, the children are well placed to have and show compassion in all their relationships in school, to have compassion for the needs of others, and for all creation.
As in the parable of the mustard seed, we provide children with a range of experiences and opportunities which gives them the confidence and belief to do their best and believe anything is possible for them.
As in the parable mustard seed, we take responsibility for all in our community. We provide a safe, nurturing place, encouraging everyone to take responsibility for self and the world around them. We teach our children to make the responsible choice, even if it is not the easiest one.
Inspired by this story, it is our vision that Hainford V.C Primary school will foster the values of hope,compassion and responsibility. We have selected a Bible story to build on a Christian understanding of these values.
Hope to change-that like Zacchaeus everybody has the ability to change themselves for the better. By making amends with those we have wronged we can show Hope for the future.
We encourage children to think how they can improve themselves and that everyone can have a fresh start.
Compassion-The Lost sheep- Luke 15
The Shepard cared so much abut his large flock , that when one disappeared, he did not stop searching until the sheep was safe and sound.
We encourage our children to care for everyone and everything, beyond their circles of friends. Every individual matters in our community.
Responsibility-The wise and Foolish Builders-Matthew 7
When the foolish builder made the easy choice of building his house upon the sand, he had nothing to show for it. However the wise builder who took time to build his house upon the rocks, created a safe home he felt proud of.
We encourage our children to make the responsible choice, even if its not the easiest choice.
Hainford V.C. Primary School’s Core Values
Compassion Responsibility Hope
A Christian Perspective on Compassion
Christians believe that their attitudes and actions must reflect the kindness, mercy and compassion of Jesus and the love of God for everyone.
As a school, we will promote how we encourage all members of the community to show kindness and respect to one another and explore, through links with charities, how we can support those in need.
A Christian Perspective on Responsibility
The Bible teaches that life is a gift from God and it is our responsibility to use our talents and abilities in the best way we can.
As a school, we will encourage pupils to act in a responsible manner and promote, through our eco-council, how we can all be responsible for our environment.
A Christian Perspective on Hope
Christians see their hope in God’s promise “that love and goodness have, and will ultimately, overcome all evil”. This hope is manifested in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
As a school, we will promote a vision of a hopeful future. We aim to help children that there is the chance of a new beginning and a fresh start in every situation and how they can play their part in creating a better society.