A Christian School
OUR CHRISTIAN VISION
CARING GROWING SHINING TOGETHER
Our school Christian vision is ‘Caring, Growing Shining Together’ which helps us to ensure that our pupils are able to experience and continue to experience ‘life in all its fullness’. Taking inspiration from the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37) we make extra effort to care and look after our school community. We do this through being kind and forgiving to one another. We aim to grow our knowledge and understanding like fruit on the branches of the true vine (John 15:1-11). We strive to be the best that we can be in all that we do, and we shine our light before others so that they can see and value our achievements (Matthew 5:13-16).
SIAMS Report February 2016
It is with great pleasure that I can say that we have been
judged "Outstanding" in relation to our distinctiveness and effectiveness as a
Church School. This is a great result and one that I believe everyone here has
continued to work towards over several years.
The full report is available to read and download below. If you would like
a hard copy please come and ask at the office.
Many thanks to all pupils, staff, governors and parents who support the school so
fully and have helped to ensure this excellent outcome.
Mrs Jane Rolfe
National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report
A Christian School
We are proud to be a part of the
Rochester Diocese of Church of England Schools.
We believe every child should be valued as a unique child of God. We teach respect for everyone regardless of background, colour, ethnicity or faith. We have strong links with our local parish Church of St. Mary's in Stone.
Children have the right to be withdrawn from Collective Worship if their parents wish. Please see Collective Worship/RE policies or make an appointment to see the Headteacher.
Our parish Church
Stone, St. Mary the Virgin
Additional information can be obtained from the following websites
Acts of Worship
Children will take part in a daily Act of Christian Worship either with the whole school, their Key Stage or their class. Parents are invited to join us when the Act of Worship is led by an individual class.
Parents are also invited to attend special celebrations (e.g. Termly Eucharist Services, Harvest, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Easter, Year 6 Leavers' Service) both in school and in St. Mary's Church, Stone.
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from the daily Act of Worship. Any child withdrawn would be engaged in a purposeful activity whilst being supervised by a member of staff. If you have any concerns about the Act of Worship, please contact the Headteacher.
Celebrating Collective Worship based on Christian teaching is part of our daily life at school and enhances our spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
The scheme follows Bronze, Silver and Gold Level in the following category:
- A Sense of Space (thinking about where Collective Worship takes place)
- A Sense of Community
- A Sense of Wonder
- A Sense of Tradition
Duties include setting the hall ready for worship, evaluating current worship and will eventually include running aspects of Collective Worship. In turn, they will begin to train future 'Leading Lights'