Our Christian Vision
As a school we take our Christian Foundation seriously, and strive to enable children to maximise their potential as they discover their God given talents and skills.
Our staff, children, parents and governing body worked together to determine our school vision in 2018.
As God’s children we grow and learn together, encouraging everyone in our community to “let their light shine” (Matthew 5.16). We strive to be the best we can be, knowing that “what we will be has not yet been revealed” (1 John 3.2). Through love, trust, compassion, hope, forgiveness and perseverance, we flourish as one inclusive family.
We have six school values, all of which are rooted in Scripture and which help us to live out this vision.
We love one another.
Jesus said, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6 v.31
Love is divine. “Love your neighbour as yourself.” Matthew 22 v.39
We have faith in God. We have trust in each other.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, never rely on what you think you know. Proverbs 3 v.5
We care for everyone.
Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another, to show love and to do good.
Hebrews 10 v.24
We are willing to put our hurt to the side and start again.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
The Lord’s Prayer
We know we can rely on God.
Continue on a firm and secure foundation, and don’t allow yourselves to be shaken from hope. Colossians 1 v. 25
We keep on in spite of challenge to uncover our gifts that are yet to be revealed.
I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Joshua 1 v.5
Worship in our School
Collective Worship happens each day in our school and provides everyone within our school community the opportunity to pause and reflect on our thoughts, behaviours and day. Worship is a time where we sing, talk, pray and give thanks for our school and each other. It enhances our spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Religious Education (RE) is an important subject at West Malling Church of England Primary School. It forms part of the basic curriculum and is taught in accordance with the Kent Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education as required by law. Also in accordance with law the RE focus is mainly on Christianity, whilst taking account of the other principal religions in Great Britain. We use the Rochester Diocesan locally agreed RE syllabus and we use materials in the Understanding Chrisitianity resource to support our lesson planning and delivery.
SIAMS - Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools
We are proud of our status as an "outstanding" school for Christian distinctiveness. Our last inspection was in 2015 and our inspector found, "Christian values are embedded into the life of the school. Shaped by Christian values, pupils can grow in confidence and character. The school is an inclusive school in which all are aware of their innate value and worth. Guided by these Christian values, school leaders have substantially improved achievement and attendance of pupils so that most achieve at or above national standards.