St George's CE Primary School - A Church School
Our Mission Statement
At St George’s CE Primary School, children and their learning are central to everything we do. As a church school we serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within a framework of Christian belief and values. We celebrate diversity by recognising and valuing the contribution made by all individuals. Children with different faiths and no faith are welcomed at our school. Through our motto ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’ and motivated by our Christian faith, we develop skills which will nurture a love of learning which our children will take with them through the next stages of their lives, all the time enabling them to flourish on the journey towards reaching their full potential.
Dream – aspiration, curiosity, questioning, hope, ambition, potential, individuality, resilience, enjoyment
Believe – faith, self-worth, self-esteem, confidence, community, diversity, trust, equality
Achieve – potential, love of learning, engagement, growth, whole child, curriculum, goals, progress, attainment, perseverance
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart – Colossians 3:23
We aim to provide opportunities through our broad and balanced curriculum for every child to flourish and therefore reach their full potential. High expectations will ensure all our children aim to be the best they can be.
We aim for every child to be motivated to learn and will leave us equipped to continue to love learning throughout life. Each child will develop as a well-rounded individual and will have much to offer as a citizen of the wider world.
Through encouraging confidence and independence, and promoting individuality and uniqueness, our children will be happy and so feel safe and secure when exploring opportunities and making choices.
As a Church of England primary school, we believe the Christian Values underpin all we do. They are the values we consider when interacting with each other, when carrying out tasks and when planning for the future. We focus on these values during whole school and class assembly times. Children are rewarded for displaying these values through their behaviour and through their work.
The Christian Values are:
We celebrate important dates within the Christian calendar but we also learn about other World Faiths through assembly time and RE lessons.
We use prayer at the end of assembly to enable children to reflect on the assembly's message and to prepare them for the day ahead. Children are encouraged to bring in their own prayers for our display in the hall.
Unfortunately, the local Church, St George and St Mary's is currently closed. We maintain our links with the church through Rev. Mike Firbank, who is also our Chair of Governors. Mike regularly comes into school to lead assemblies. We are visited each term by the local Christian Assembly Team and we use Emmanuel Church in Swadlincote for our Christmas carol service.
We encourage our children to be courageous advocates for change. We do this by supporting a range of charities and raising awareness of different causes. These include Jeans for Genes, Children in Need, Comic/Sport Relief, NSPCC, Young Minds and the British Legion.
Mental Health and Well-Being
As a school, we recognise how important it is to raise awareness of mental health and well-being issues. This year, we have received funding to help us develop these areas. The funding will be used to purchase resources, improve our Forest School provision and provide CPD for the staff. The Anti-Stigma and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are groups of children who work as a team to support children within the school if they are feeling low or have worries about bullying. Children are encouraged to 'speak out' rather than bottling up negative emotions. Displays around the school help to raise the profile of mental health and well-being within our environment. Our curriculum and our assemblies are planned to help deepen children's understanding of these issues.
Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)
The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is good at meeting the needs of all learners.
Christian values are at the heart of the school and it is proud of its inclusive and nurturing environment.
Please click here to read our latest SIAMS Inspection - November 2017
Please click here to read our SMSC Policy
Please click here to read our Collective Worship Policy
Please click here to read our RE Policy