Vision and Values
Vision, Values and Christian Ethos
Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning and provide an environment which prepares our pupils to be confident, happy citizens.
We want St Laurence Church Junior School to be a good school in which all people have confidence.
At St Laurence Church Junior School ‘Every Child Matters to God’, and every child is at the heart of all that we do.
St Laurence Church Junior School provides a high-quality education in a secure, caring and challenging environment that promotes a love of learning both inside and outside of the classroom. We strive to enable every boy and girl to become a happy, healthy, independent and well-balanced member of the community in order that they are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences which life may offer them.
The ethos of the school is firmly based on the teachings of Jesus Christ; commitment, responsibility, respect, love of one another and most importantly love of Christ himself.
We are wholly committed to working with and supporting all those who are involved in the education and support of our pupils. We are dedicated to leading the whole school community towards tolerance, understanding, justice and sensitivity towards the needs of others, regardless of gender, race, culture, sexuality, disability and faith.
Our School Values
Six values have been identified by our School Council. These were presented to the whole school and Governors with an explanation to why they had been chosen and how they reflected life at St Laurence Junior School.
Our chosen 6 values:
Peace, Forgiveness, Trust, Thankfulness, Friendship and Endurance
At St Laurence Church Junior School, we provide regular opportunities for prayer and reflection. Learners are able to plan and engage in worship, whether it be through collective or class led worship, as part of the prayer council, school choir or as individuals in our reflection area.
At our school, we have concern for our local, national and world community and support numerous charities and community projects throughout each school year.
Our School Values in action
We hope to provide the whole community of St Laurence Junior School with a clear understanding of our school values. We enable our community with the ability to demonstrate the school values through their behaviour towards each other in school as well as in our community, locally, nationally and internationally.
Each year, we consider the best ways in which we can follow Jesus’ example and demonstrate our values. Through our harvest collection, we demonstrate our generosity. Through our work for our Lenten Project charities, we show our friendship and endurance. In recent years, we have raised money for: