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Vision and Values

IMG_0674 Our Vision Statement:

“Living and learning together, celebrating life at its fullest”

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 as confident, happy citizens.

As a Church of England primary school, our vision is deeply rooted in a strong Christian tradition and it is to develop happy, young people with enquiring minds, a spirit of curiosity, respect for themselves, others and the environment so that they will have the skills, resilience and adaptability to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

The bible verses that set our vision statement in context come from the words of Jesus: ” I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10, and Ephesians 3:19, “Live full lives, full in the fullness of God”

Children are at the heart of everything that we do. Our School works in partnership with parents, our local church and the wider Diocese to nurture confident and responsible children who respect other faiths and adopt positive roles in the community. Our Christian values are promoted in all aspects of school life and we encourage all members of our community to promote an ethos where care and respect is shown to everyone.

We are inclusive and welcoming to those of all backgrounds and faiths; all individuals are respected, supported and nurtured.

We believe that our school provides a stimulating learning environment, encourages excellence, actively promotes British values and enables children to achieve their full potential.

Christian Distinctiveness

Our  community is built upon core Christian Values.

These are honesty, friendshipendurance, forgiveness, compassion and thankfulness.

We celebrate them during our daily worship and explore them in all areas of our curriculum. Most importantly, we carry them out in everything we do and they are embedded in all our policies.

The children have chosen the Christian values that are most important to them and our Assembly Ambassadors have explained how we put these into action.

Thankfulness: We are always grateful and say thank you to our teachers and our friends.

Friendship: We are kind and encourage one another and help our friends.

Endurance: We don’t give up when things look hard or tough.

Compassion: We look after each other and share and think about how others feel.

Honesty: We try not to lie and be honest with our friends and teachers

Forgiveness: We give people a chance to start again.

Learn more about our values at

Christian Values for Schools

Collective Worship Policy

Our School Values support our School Aims

Our Aims

We encourage all our children:

  • To become confident, generous and independent
  • To be well-behaved, polite and proud of their school
  • To be kind, caring and respectful, to co-operate well and be good citizens
  • To prepared for life in modern Britain
  • To be creative, with a love for learning and to become lifelong learners
  • To discover, nurture and use their talents
  • To achieve their full potential

Our School:

  • Values each child as an individual
  • Delivers a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Uses the arts to enable all children to express themselves
  • Involves stakeholders throughout our community in the long-term vision for the school
  • Recognises and values its place within our wider community
  • Is innovative, progressive and forward thinking
  • Works with other schools to share good practice and develop the expertise of our staff

Events

At Dickleburgh we have many celebrations and events which reflect and embody our Christian character. Many of them follow the Anglican calendar and others are key events where the children and adults reflect on aspects of their life and identity, their place in our community or society or ways in which they can affect others’ lives. Below are just a flavour of what we have done this year so far.

Harvest Festival:

On Thursday 4th October, we held our annual Harvest Festival service in church. The children were all asked to bring in food items to support the local food bank. The parents and children were incredibly generous.

WW1 Centenary Remembrance Service:

On Thursday 8th November we held a special collective worship in our school hall. Our KS2 children led the service with their own prayers and poetry readings and singing. They helped us to remember all the people who had given their lives to enable us to live the lives we do now.

Children in Need Day:

We had so much fun this year on Children in Need Day, coming into school in our pyjamas and raising an incredible £441 for children who are worse off than ourselves.

Our Christmas concerts were an opportunity for us to sing along with our families and the community some of our favourite Christmas Carols. It was a joyous time and parents were also given the chance to chat and mingle during the intervals over a cuppa and a mince pie.

Christmas Service:

Our first term as Dickleburgh C of E Primary Academy came to an end with our special Christmas service, held at our church. This service was led by our Year 6 pupils who read from the Bible as our Reception pupils made the Nativity Tableau at the front of the church. Both the reading and singing were spectacular, and it was pleasing to see so many parents join us in a full church.