Vision, Values and Ethos
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).
The words in our vision are linked to bible stories which are Gospels of Jesus - we think about how these stories can underpin our thinking and help us to ensure that we are living out our vision in school, at home and within our community.
CARING - The Good Samaritan
GROWING - Jesus the Vine - 'I am the vine and you are the branches'
SHINING - Salt and Light - ' the salt of the earth and the light of the world'
‘Treat others as you wish to be treated’.
Our core Christian Values are
love, community, hope, respect, forgiveness, wisdom and trust.
Aims, Ethos, Equal Opportunities
and Anti Racism Statements
Stone St. Mary's Church of England Primary School strives to offer all pupils, staff, parents and friends the joy of being part of a Christian community. We aim to work in partnership with families and the Parish of Stone in order that all gain from the experience of a friendly, caring and worshipping community.
We are concerned with the development of the whole child: spiritually, morally, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum to meet the needs of pupils of all abilities and enables all pupils to develop an understanding of themselves and their role in the school, local and global communities.
We are committed to an equal opportunities policy and will stand firm in the rejection of all prejudice. We strive to develop a community where mutual respect reigns, where value is placed on social and cultural diversity, where personal standards of behaviour and work are high and where all grow to recognise their responsibilities, both to themselves and to others.
School Ethos Statement
The school aims to serve its community by providing an excellent education for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds in the context of Christian belief and practice. It promotes Christian values in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and spiritual development through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
Our school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
Equal Opportunities Statement
The Governors and staff of Stone St. Mary's Church of England Primary School are committed to a policy of equal opportunity. We respect the uniqueness of each individual as a child of God.
The staff and Governors of this school believe that all children should have equal access to the curriculum
All staff are committed to providing a friendly, caring learning environment in which all children are encouraged to achieve their potential, irrespective of gender, race, social class, religion, additional need or disability.
We will value each child?s contribution to the school community and positively encourage respect for, and understanding of, cultural and social diversities.
Any behaviour on the part of children, staff, parents or carers, which takes away the self-esteem of any individual on the grounds of gender, race, social class, religious beliefs, language, likes, dislikes or different outlooks, is not acceptable in our school.
Anti Racism Statement
Everyone in our school community opposes racism and any form of racist behaviour, conscious or unconscious.
All children in our school have the right to the best possible education, free from the harmful effects of racism.
We aim to educate our children so that they are able to play a role in a society where cultural diversity is recognised, respected and valued.
All incidents against individuals or groups, because of colour or race, are not acceptable in our school. They will be reported and recorded in line with KCC Policy in order to determine necessary action.