1 John 4:21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
At Homefield Church of England Primary School we have a clear vision for the future. It is our vision that Homefield will continue to be a nurturing environment underpinned by strong Christian and British values. Embedded throughout our school from our logo to our playground, we are a family community where each child is treated as an individual, and outstanding teaching helps them to discover and develop their unique talents and abilities. We are family that is together; one that cares, values and encourages all the children within our care. Most of all, we are a family that provides every child with enriching opportunities to shine.
By the time a child leaves Homefield they will have the chance to:
Become a valued member of a family community
Experience a rich and varied curriculum
Make progress in order to be the best they can be
Gain the skills needed to become a life long learner
Celebrate success and be celebrated
Develop a growth mindset
Improve their academic resilience
Psalm 133:1 - Oh, how wonderful, how pleasing it is when God’s people all come together as one.
(A song for David for going up to the Temple)
Our Christian and british values
Our family community is built upon core Christian Values. These are trust, friendship, hope, peace, forgiveness, compassion, thankfulness and wisdom. Yet, we are never limited to just these eight strong values and regularly focus on other important ones, helping us to appreciate what being a more rounded Christian is like.
As a Church of England school we try very hard to live out our key Christian values. They are at the heart of all we do. Here are some examples:
Our behaviour policy is based on forgiveness and peace with every child being given the chance to improve.
Nurture is at our heart, we show compassion in all we do and believe that every child can achieve.
Our results have been successful because the leaders trust teachers to be innovative and impart wisdom to our children.
Our children are well behaved and good mannered because friendship and togetherness is at our heart - adults model, children learn.
Our school is a hopeful place, offering a second chance to those who need it and teaching children to hope and aspire for a better future.
Our focus on outdoor and eco-learning teaches children to be thankful for the world around us.
Our family community ensures we model strong British Values. At Homefield we show democracy by discussing and selecting what we would like to learn and by voting for members of our pupil committees.
We follow rules, which help us to behave so well and keep everybody safe. Each of our pupils has lots of freedom to make choices, such as selecting the level of challenge in their work or choosing the activities or clubs they wish to participate in.
Respect is extremely important and we make sure we show this to each other, to property, to God and to ourselves. We must give respect to others and in return we can expect other people to show us respect.
We accept and tolerate everyone for who they are. We love the fact that everyone is unique and brings great variety to our school.
Click here to find out more about the theological background to our values.