Vision & Values

“We are a team.
I like how we all work together and we all try to make each other better and stronger people.”

Year 5 pupil
(spring survey 2022)

Our Vision

We foster a vision of guiding and inspiring every child to fulfil their potential in a nurturing Christian environment. We aspire to instil within young people the desire to pursue excellence and to be confident, positive and compassionate members of society who demonstrate respect for others.

In our commitment to achieve the above we aim;

  • To provide opportunities for every child to feel part of and be able to contribute to the school, local and global community through the teaching of rights and responsibilities and Christian Values.
  • To provide a rich and exciting curriculum which engages and motivates children and in which every child can develop fully as an individual and achieve their full potential
  • To develop inspired, independent, reflective and resilient children who have a love of learning and are curious to know more
  • To provide a secure supportive environment where children can develop respect for themselves, others and their surroundings resulting in pride in themselves, their peers and their school and who are equipped to meet the changes and challenges in their life ahead.
  • To have a reflective staff who constantly seek to develop their own professional skills, are receptive to new ideas and are well supported in developing outstanding practice.

 

These aims are integral to all that we do along with our School Values and Learning Powers.

Values for Life

As a Church School we actively promote and use Christian Values for Life. Each term (3 times a year) we focus on a different Value for Life. Each week we have a whole school assembly to start the week followed by a mixture of class assemblies and key stage assemblies. We use stories from the Bible and real life to develop the values. We encourage pupils to think about our Christian Values for Life at home too. An activity sheet that links to this term’s value with ideas for activities to do at home as a family can be found by clicking on the values below.

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 1

Thankfulness.pdfTruthfulness.pdfHumility.pdf

Year 2

Wisdom.pdfTrust.pdfForgiveness.pdf

Year 3

FriendshipJusticeCompassion

Our values 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.

Building Learning Powers

Resilience, relationships, remembering, resourcefulness, reflective.

Our Learning Powers;

  • Help children to help themselves become better learners
  • Develop children’s learning habits
  • Prepare young people for a lifetime of learning

Rougham Primary School is part of the Tilian Partnership whose vision is to give pupils the best start in life by providing an excellent grounding in key skills, as well as building character and developing confidence. The Partnership’s aim is to instil young people with the desire to reach their potential and to be responsible, compassionate members of the community who demonstrate respect for others.

Collective Worship

Our school is a Church school and so is underpinned by Christian values.

As a school community we come together for daily collective worship where we share stories, think about our values, sing together and pray or reflect.

Our Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday assemblies involve all classes. Rev. Julia Lall leads our Monday assemblies. On Wednesday we meet as a Key Stage either in church with Rev. Sarah Lock or in our own school hall. During our assemblies we consider our focus Value for Life and link this to Christianity and life in modern Britain.

On Thursdays, the Open the Book team re-enact stories from the Bible. Year 6 children lead our Friday celebration assembly where individual achievements are recognised. Parents join us for shared Church assemblies to mark Christian festivals.

“I like looking at the candle in assembly because if makes you feel calm and happy” – Y3 Child

“I like singing because we come together and have a singing time” – Y3 Child

Church Links

Our links are an important part of school life and support the school’s Christian Ethos.

We especially value our close relationship with St. Mary’s church. Rev Julia Lall leads our Values for Life assemblies in school and Rev Sarah Lock leads assemblies for the children in the church each week as well as organising and leading Open the Book assemblies that take place in the school hall.

Leaders of other church communities also contribute to school life. The Baptist Church minister, Mr. James Martin, is actively involved in school life as a parent and a governor. We are very pleased to welcome him into school every Monday to lead our  Values for Life assemblies.

The children are involved in preparing and attending special services that parents are warmly invited to enjoy also. These include Harvest, Christmas and Easter services.

 

Weekly Collective Worship

Each Wednesday the children attend the church for a weekly assembly prepared by members Rev Lock. This is an important part of enhancing Christianity and St. Mary’s Church to the children of the school. Children have the opportunity to develop their understanding of Christian worship through this close and regular link.

 

Special Christian Services

Throughout the Christian calendar there is a variety of special Christian services some of which are held in school and some of which are held in the Church, e.g. Christmas carol Service and Easter service. We aim to develop the children’s understanding of Christian services and celebrations through regular visits to the Church.

 

School Choir

The children in the choir sing at a special Carol Service held in the church for family and friends and the wider community.

 

Charity Work

The School often supports the Church in raising money for worthwhile Christian charities, for example Operation Christmas Child.

 

SIAMS

As a Church of England School we are inspected under the SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) framework.

SIAMS

Please find below our most recent SIAMS report

RE lessons/teaching

To teach RE, we use the diocesan Emmanuel Scheme of Work across the whole school. This is detailed and comprehensive, giving teachers clear breadth and depth, which children build on year by year. As we are a Christian school, the majority of the units look at Christianity, but we also explore other faiths, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Humanism. We sometimes ask visitors to come in to help us gain a fuller understanding of units and to enhance children’s understanding. We also have enrichment days across the year which build on faith topics we may have touched on during the year or for special faith celebrations.

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