Loving God and each other
We work together to be the best we can be.
Biblical Basis for our Mission Statement
When asked what the most important commandment was, Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind” and the second to “love your neighbour as yourself”.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Based on our value of Service we aim to:
- Provide an inclusive education of the highest quality for each and every child.
- Foster a life-long love of learning by providing a stimulating, rich, exciting and engaging curriculum tailored to meet individual needs.
Based on our value of Love we aim to:
- Provide a caring and welcoming school based on Christian morals and values that safeguards and promotes the welfare for all.
- Foster each child’s unique talents and widen each child’s horizons, enabling each child to flourish.
- Provide opportunities for children to develop their spirituality.
- Help children become self-confident and self-reliant, knowing they are loved by God.
Based on our value of Thankfulness we aim to:
- Help children develop socially, have a sense of moral values and to have regard for other people’s feelings and situations, knowing all people are created in the image of God.
Based on our value of Belonging we aim to:
- Value and respect all members of the school and wider community and celebrate their efforts and achievements.
- Foster a successful partnership with parents, carers, the church and community.
- Help children understand the world in which they live and to challenge injustice and inequality.
A St Silas Child will be ………….
- Compassionate-committed to service and charity
- Life Long Learner –curious with a wide range of interests
- Loving and respectful-loving God and each other
- Thankful for what God has provided
- Striving to be the best that they can be
- Socially aware-ready to challenge injustice locally, nationally and globally
- Confident with a sense of belonging-knowing they are a child of God unique, special and precious
Values are important to us as a school and we aim to develop our pupils academically, spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and physically by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with faith values at the heart of everything we do. The school has four Christian core values at the heart which are also values in other faiths such as our majority faith Islam.. These are love, belonging, service and thankfulness. These values form the basis of our team system in our school. All children belong to one of the value teams. At the start of the academic year, children in these teams vote for two value ambassadors to lead their team and to represent both the value and our school throughout the year. There are opportunities throughout the year for these value ambassadors to plan and lead whole school and value team worship. Through our teaching we actively promote respect and tolerance of all faiths, races and cultures to ensure that our pupils become global citizens who will make positive contributions to society and the wider world. During creative worship the children in the corresponding value family made the art work to link with our values.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Our love value underpins all our work on inclusion and our behaviour policy.
Mark 10 v45
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
The school has strong links with St Silas Church. Over 100 years ago St Silas Church created the first ever St Silas Primary School to serve the children in the local community by delivering the best education they could to the children in the area. This aim continues today regardless of the heritage or faith of the children in the local community and is the foundation of our service value.
Giving thanks to God the Father for everything.
I Corinthians 12:24-26
But God has combined the members of the body… so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
Our value of belonging underpins all our equality and diversity policies.