West Malling CE Primary School and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre Vision
We established our School Vision in February 2019 following a series of discussions in senior leadership, professional development and inset meetings in a process of consultation with staff, pupils and governors.
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.
Based in the Gospels of Matthew and John, and reflecting the Church of England vision that schools enable “life in all its fullness” (John 10:10), our vision reflects our school’s ambition to understand each individual child in our care, their needs, talents and capabilities, and our school’s trust that for each child there is a plan in which we can have hope and faith. As a school we are ambitious for both the academic attainment and progress of our pupils and we care deeply that each child lives out our school values of love, trust, compassion, hope, forgiveness and perseverance.
Our Christian Values
We have six core school values which underpin how we live and how we interact with one another. They help us to "let our light shine" and live out our school vision.
We take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern multicultural Britain very seriously. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE and R(S)HE lessons, and daily worship opportunities allow our pupils to deepen and develop their understanding. Through our curriculum the children come to understand concepts of Mutual Respect, Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs, Democracy, The Rule of Law and Individual Liberty, with pride and we continuously encourage them to demonstrate a good understanding of the application of these to their own lives.
Through our curriculum, we ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community, during which these concepts are shown, through for example, local community events and church events, class charity work, sporting events, and a range of visits.
As a local school for all, the document below seeks to outline key British values and how we actively promote them. Click on the link for more details.