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You promote a highly ambitious culture that is captured in the motto ‘new day...endless possibilities’. Your approach, strongly supported by senior and middle leaders, is raising the aspiration of all staff and pupils to be their very best. (Ofsted, May 2016)
We worked closely with our Foundation Governors in deciding on our core Christian values.
Our 6 Christian values are important and are seen as essential in establishing our school ethos:
Community – At St.Botolph’s, we nurture positive relationships within the school and wider community.
Compassion – We support one another, sharing experiences.
Endurance – We persevere in the face of hardship and never give up.
Creation – We celebrate and enjoy the world in all its diversity.
Trust – Trust lies at the heart of the relationships within our school.
Responsibility – We share a collective responsibility for our world, community and the people in it.
These have become the core values that permeate the whole ethos of the school and the values we want to drive us in our lives.
Our daily Acts of Worship / Assemblies continue to be led and supported by members of the Church on at least a monthly basis.
In addition, we hold our Harvest and Easter celebration services in Church and also utilise the beautiful Church for our Key Stage 1& 2 Christmas productions, as well as our whole-school Christmas Medley! We also write a monthly article for the Parish magazine – an article written by the children in each class throughout the year.
We always support and promote annual Church events through our school newsletter and attendance at events such as the Christmas tree festival, Christingle service and Rotary concerts. In addition, our Foundation Governors continue to support us in a formal and informal capacity through their regular visits to the school and support during our visits to Church.
Last year we further strengthened our work with the Church - we have our loyal ‘early bird’ readers – members of the Church congregation who regularly come in to school to hear our children read. We also have our monthly lunch club, again for members of the congregation.
In March 2016 we received an Outstanding SIAMS Inspection. Click here to see a copy of the report.