Our School Vision Statement
FAITH AND ENDEAVOUR - Living and learning together
Our faith in God inspires us to endeavour to be the best we can be in our learning and in our lives. We believe God loves us equally, so we value each individual because we know that our lives matter, we have a purpose and can make a difference.
St Martin’s Values and Ethos
Our Christian faith is the foundation of who we are and all we do at St Martin’s. Through the message of the gospel and the example of Jesus Christ we seek to be a school that champions the individual and also builds a community of learners who work hard and with integrity.
Our aim is that every child will leave this school knowing that they-
● Are valued. Every child is important, unique, worthy of respect and has equal rights
● Belong. Every child will know acceptance and love in our school community.
● Have a purpose.
Through our strong and supportive community every child will learn the importance of being a good citizen, both locally and globally, and realise the impact that they are able to make upon the world around them. ‘The Lord has told you what is good. He has told you what he wants from you: Do what is right to other people. Love being kind to others. And live humbly, trusting your God.’ Micah 6:8 The Bible passage in Micah gives us simple guidelines for living.
At St Martin’s, faith and endeavour are central to our school: Faith in God drives us as individuals and as a community. Endeavour is an old fashioned word meaning to try hard to do, or attempt to achieve something. We work hard at everything we do; we promote the endeavours of all within the community: pupils, staff and parents alike. Additionally, as a church school, we also value and promote Christian endeavour: the efforts and actions that seek to do what it says in the passage in Micah- to do what is right, be kind and live humbly. The parable of The Good Samaritan helps us to further understand how God wants us to treat one another by showing love to all, putting others first and going the extra mile to help those in need. Christian endeavour is shown (and celebrated) in our school through the outworking of our core values: love, forgiveness, compassion, wisdom and perseverance.
OUR CORE CHRISTIAN VALUES:
Love, Forgiveness, Compassion, Wisdom and Perseverance