Our Christian Values are embedded into everything we do:
Respect, Friendship, Thankfulness, Forgiveness, Honesty, Courage
St Gregory’s Church of England VA School Ethos Statement
‘Where learning has no limits’
Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life, life in all its fullness”
St Gregory’s Primary School, a Christian foundation, aims to be a place where:
- children and staff explore and develop the meaning and role of faith in their life and that of the wider community so as to experience “life in all its fullness”;
- each child comes to understand that ‘learning has no limits’ and is able to develop their academic, creative and sporting talents to their full potential;
- staff have high expectations of themselves and the children; their exemplary teaching ensures pupils develop both the discipline of study and the joy of learning, in the context of a safe, caring and happy environment;
- the school community is outward looking, welcoming and working with parents, and inspiring children to engage with the local community and the wider world;
- all seek to demonstrate daily the values we believe to be a sure foundation for fulfilling lives: respect, courage, thankfulness, forgiveness, honesty and friendship
2017 SIAMS inspection – school rated as Good
Our Young Worship Governors –
These children work closely with Father Tony and our RE lead teacher to plan and deliver Collective worship – both in school and in the church. They take a lead role in key services for example Remembrance.
Please see below links to our values / learning power cycle and our termly assemblies
At St Gregory’s we aim that Religious Education will:
- Provoke challenging and ‘deep’ questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, the self, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions and religious traditions that examine these questions, fostering personal reflection and spiritual development.
- Encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs (whether religious or non- religious), in the light of what they learn as they examine issues of religious belief and faith and how these impact on personal, institutional and social ethics; and to express their responses.
- Enable pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society.
- Teach pupils to develop respect for each other, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice.
- Prompt pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society. It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.
- Develop a sense of awe and wonder and mystery.
Remembrance Service with Year 6 children.
Harvest Festival 2015
We are a voluntary aided school and we understand worship to be a special act or occasion whose purpose is to show reverence to God. Collective worship involves members of the school coming together and participating in an assembly. We expect everyone to take an active part in collective worship.
While the majority of acts of worship in our school are Christian, we also hold assemblies that reflect other religious traditions that are represented in the school and wider community.