Vision and Values
Our vision and linked bible reference are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
Our vision statement is:
'Achievement, respect and care in a happy Christian community'.
As a Church of England school, Gospel values also support every aspect of the life of the school.
Our expectation for all, from our linked bible quote is
'Walk straight, act right, tell the truth.' (Psalm 15 v2)
Children pray before lunch and will also end the day with a prayer. Children participate in an act of collective worship every day. Worship takes the form of in-person or virtual whole school worship, year group in-person worship, singing worship or celebration phase worships.
Children's involvement in leading worship:
Reception children take part in the Christmas worship in church but all other year groups have the opportunity to lead worship for the whole school and their parents. Year 1 lead their service in the school hall and Years 2-6 lead their services in St. Mark's church.
In the upper school, children often lead class worships.
Promoting fundamental British values
We believe that our school aims and values underpin fundamental British values, where citizens of the UK are encouraged to:
- Respect and obey the law
- Respect the rights of others, including their right to their own opinions
- Treat others with fairness
- Look after yourself and your family
- Look after the area in which you live and the environment
At St. Mark’s Primary School we promote fundamental British values throughout our curriculum, Collective Worships, School Council discussions and our emphasis on RE and moral, social, spiritual and cultural development.