Ethos Group

Our school ethos at St Anne’s is very important to us.  We are a Church of England Primary School who upholds the Diocesan Vision for Education in church schools. Our school ethos marries with the Church of England’s vision.

Our (Church of England’s) vision for education is deeply Christian, with Jesus’ promise of ‘life in all its fullness’ at its heart.

In line with the Church of England’s role as the established Church, our vision is for the common good of the whole community.

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.

Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.

Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.

Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.

 

We aim to live out this vision at St Anne’s.  We have lots of ways we do this and two are outlined below: SASA and our Ethos group.

 

SASA – Spirituality at St Anne’s

Our collective worship is usually led by the ethos group at the beginning of each half term, focusing on one of the school’s core Christian values.
At the end of the assembly, each class will be given their SASA bag full of resources and ideas around that half term’s Christian value.
In each SASA bag there are a range of activities to help build class reflection areas and to encourage children to be spiritual.  Some examples are:
  • Christian value cube
  • the focus value for the half term
  • an item to focus with prayer
  • a recipe
  • a treat/gift for the whole class
  • worship evaluation forms
  • an item for the class reflection area

 

Ethos Group

Mrs Webb leads the school’s ethos group.  Pupils vote for who they think would serve their class and school in living out the school’s vision.  Their meetings consist of: planning and leading worship, gathering other pupils opinions, speaking to governors and creating spaces within school for prayer and reflection.

 

The six Christian values we focus on over the year are: hope, love, forgiveness, respect, faithfulness and thankfulness.
We encourage our pupils to be courageous advocates for change and challenge injustice.  We do this by delivering the Arch Bishop Young Leaders Award in years 2 and 6, supporting charities which seek to help others and improving our local area.