Our School Vision
‘Embracing Learning Together’
‘So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you’
The vision for our school is rooted in the parable of The Good Samaritan, which models caring across communities.
At Powick CE Primary School our community, and our place within it, is at the centre. Our vision is to develop all the children in our care to fulfil their potential which includes becoming caring members of our community who are positive role models to others.
Our vision encompasses 4 core elements:
Embracing the life of Jesus (WISDOM)
Our children learn about the life of Jesus through an understanding of the New Testament stories, with an emphasis on Him as a role model. Our collective worship looks at parts of the Old Testament in order to build up the ‘big picture’ of the Bible. We focus on linking the stories and teaching of Jesus Christ to the way in which we live out our Christian Values every day.
We have chosen 6 core Christian values which are most important to our school and children. They are:
Our children return to these values each year to build a deep understanding of their importance to our community.
Embracing our Community (COMMUNITY)
Children at Powick CE Primary School learn about living well together as part of their school community. They are encouraged to consider their role as global citizens and their responsibilities to our world. Our school works with our families, governors, members of our Church and the wider community to maintain meaningful links by embracing all opportunities to work together.
Embracing Learning (HOPE)
At Powick CE Primary School we recognise that all of our children have the right to achieve their potential. Our staff develop effective teaching, learning and personal development so that every child can progress and achieve high standards. We ensure children are positive about their learning and their next steps. Our engaging curriculum delivers a wide range of opportunities and experiences to fulfil the needs of our children.
Embracing Well-Being for all (DIGNITY)
Emotional health and well-being is central to our ethos as a church school and the whole school implements the principles of Thrive. We build skills for life by applying our Christian values alongside a well-planned PSHE curriculum. We foster children’s self-esteem and help them to build positive relationships with others.
Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good
The vision is deeply Christian, with the promise by Jesus of ‘life in all its fullness’ at its heart. Our vision embraces the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of children and young people. We offer a vision of human flourishing for all, one that embraces excellence and academic rigour, but sets them in a wider framework. This is worked out theologically and educationally through four basic elements which permeate our vision for education:
Educating for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
Good schools foster confidence, delight and discipline in seeking wisdom, knowledge, truth, understanding, know-how, and the skills needed to shape life well. They nurture academic habits and skills, emotional intelligence and creativity across the whole range of school subjects, including areas such as music, drama and the arts, information and other technologies, sustainable development, sport, and what one needs to understand and practise in order to be a good person, citizen, parent, employee, team or group member, or leader.
Educating for Hope and Aspiration
In the drama of ongoing life, how we learn to approach the future is crucial. Good schools open up horizons of hope and aspiration, and guide pupils into ways of fulfilling them. They also cope wisely with things and people going wrong. Bad experiences and behaviour, wrongdoing and evil need not have the last word. There are resources for healing, repair and renewal; repentance, forgiveness, truth and reconciliation are possible; and meaning, trust, generosity, compassion and hope are more fundamental than meaninglessness, suspicion, selfishness, hardheartedness and despair.
Educating for Community and Living Well Together
We are only persons with each other: our humanity is ‘co-humanity’, inextricably involved with others, utterly relational, both in our humanity and our shared life on a finite planet. If those others are of ultimate worth then we are each called to responsibility towards them and to contribute responsibly to our communities. The good life is ‘with and for others in just institutions’. So education needs to have a core focus on relationships and commitments, participation in communities and institutions, and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
Educating for Dignity and Respect Human dignity
The ultimate worth of each person, is central to good education. The basic principle of respect for the value of each person involves continual discernment, deliberation and action, and schools are one of the main places where this happens, and where the understanding and practices it requires are learned. This includes vigilant safeguarding. It is especially important that the equal worth of those with and without special educational needs and disabilities is recognised in practice.
At Powick C of E Primary School we want all of our staff and children to be 'Powick Proud'.
To help us we have three school expectations.
If we work together to follow these three expectations we will all be able to feel proud of our school, our work and our achievements.
Our value for this half term is Community