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Christian Distinctiveness

Ethos Statement

Recognising its historic foundation, our All Saints’ Federation of Academies will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at the parish and diocesan level. The schools aim to serve the community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its stakeholders.

Vision Statement

Our Christian vision is clear and underpins everything we do in school: we are ‘Building the bridge to success together’. Inspired by John 10v.10, living life in all its fullness, we endeavour for everyone to be resilient, independent, confident, happy, enthusiastic and respectful – RICHER – learners. 

John 10.10 – I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.

Core Values

The values of Thankfulness, Forgiveness, Courage and Community permeate our schools and are at the forefront of our mind when planning, teaching and communicating with others in our school family. Each value can be linked to a key Bible teaching: 

Thankfulness – Christians believe that God loves and cares for them in many different ways in all aspects of their life. Christians know that their response to this provision should be one of thankfulness and praise. Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Forgiveness – Christians are called to show forgiveness to those who have caused them harm and Christians pray that God will “forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us” (The Lord’s Prayer).  Jesus taught his followers that they, too, should be forgiving, encouraging them to forgive.

Courage – Christian believe that God gives them the strength and courage to face life’s challenges. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6.

Community – Christians believe that all human beings are interconnected. They see each person as valued and valuable because they have been made “in the image of God” Genesis 1:26

At All Saints’ we know that each of us has our own gifts and talents. No single person is the same as another, but each person has their individual role to play in the world. We encourage everyone to recognise and give thanks for their own individual gifts and talents and by developing as RICHER learners, each person can use their gifts and talents to help themselves and the whole of society to flourish.

Thankfulness

Forgiveness

Courage

Community