Ethos, Values, Strategy and Improvement
For more than two hundred years St Peter’s Church of England Primary School has been committed to serving the community of Portishead. It is our responsibility to protect this heritage and innovate, so that present and future generations may also benefit from a school committed to excellence.
What we do is important and we know that the wellbeing and life chances of pupils depend on us. Therefore it is vital that we communicate the school’s goals and continually reinforce the standards we aspire to.
Our Ethos Statement is the foundation of all that we do. In January 2016 the governors affirmed:
Valuing Others, Valuing Ourselves, Valuing our Learning
Recognising its historic foundation, St Peter’s will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
St Peter’s aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice, welcoming all regardless of their faith or belief. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
Our Vision for St Peter’s
St Peter's Church of England Primary School aspires to be a welcoming, inclusive family with a strong Christian ethos, a sense of community and a commitment to excellence for all children in our care.
Towards this we strive to be a school where:
We value others, ourselves and our learning. We are committed to excellence. We care for and develop the whole child.
Strategy & Improvement Plan
With our vision for St Peter’s in mind, our strategy planning channels efforts for the coming 3 years on to areas that will deliver the greatest impact for children:
By July 2018:
Within these areas, our School Improvement Plan sets where we will concentrate our focus for the current year. When we refresh our plan each year we take into account all the data that we have on children’s achievement and feedback from the school community, along with initiatives set by local and national government.
To help us towards our vision we embed Christian Values into our curriculum. Every term children will consider one of the following values and links will be made to their learning in other subjects: Friendship, Thankfulness, Joy, Belonging, Encouragement, Compassion, Truthfulness, Honesty, Co-operation, Trust, Justice, Courage, Creativity, Humility, Responsibility, Peace/Forgiveness, Respect and Hope.
We also actively promote the fundamental British Values of:
These values are taught as part of our board and balanced curriculum and specifically through Religious Education and PSHCE. We also foster these values through a variety of different activities in school e.g. Collective Worship, Our School Council, House Captains, discussion of current affairs and our Behaviour for Learning policy.
Please lick on the PDF to see a summary of the School Improvement Plan for 2014/5.