Vision and Values
We are one family;
Love for ourselves, for each other and for the world
'Let all that you do be done in love’ Corinthians 16:14.
The vision for our school is to strive for excellence and academic achievement within a framework of personal development. Pupils will develop physically, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, enabling the children of Stoborough CE VA Primary School to flourish and make a difference in God’s World.
Rooted in Theology
In the Bible there are different words to describe different kinds of love. Our core value of love is what the Bible refers to as Agape. Agape is the love of God for His people and the corresponding love that Christians have for other people. Whereas our common notion of love is emotional, the focus of Agape love is an act of the will. It is not just about feeling, it is action. Love, in this Christian sense, should be generous, unconditional and boundless. This love is seen most clearly in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. At Stoborough we seek to love ourselves, each other and the world in this way, as Christ loves us.
Our School Values:
Love for ourselves - Confidence - Be confident
Love for others- Compassion- Be compassionate
Love for the world- Curiosity- Be curious
Our core values are at the centre of our school Christian ethos; curriculum and wider provision; policies and planning; day-to-day interactions and decisions.
Our values guide pupils' personal development as effective learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Our children have regular opportunities to reflect on our values and show the values in action. Each Friday, in Celebration Worship, we recognise School Value Champions, who have demonstrated our school values. Their value leaf is added to our values tree in the hall.
Confidence- Be Confident.
“Be strong and courageous… Do not be afraid, for God is with you and will not leave you.” Deuteronomy 31:16
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us " 1 John 5:14
What does it mean to be confident at Stoborough Primary?
I challenge myself
I aim high
I believe in myself…I can
I won’t give up
I respect myself
I am my authentic self
I am proud of myself
I am independent
I stand up for what I know is right
I will grow from my mistakes (growth mindset)
Compassion- Be Compassionate.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another and forgive each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you…reach out to others in acts of love." Ephesians 4: 2,32
‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.’ Proverbs 31:8
What does it mean to be compassionate at Stoborough Primary?
I am kind
I am patient
I am helpful
I forgive others
I respect others
I work as a team
I make a difference in the world
I celebrate differences
Curiosity- Be Curious.
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6
“Fill your minds with things that are true, pure, just, excellent…the best, the beautiful, things to praise, not to put down.” Philippians 4:8
What does it mean to be curious at Stoborough Primary?
I am spiritual
I ask questions
I show empathy
I am creative
I am eager to learn more about the world
I explore new ideas
I solve problems
I can change the world