As a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School, we have very close connections with St. Mary’s Church in Shincliffe Village. We have links with other churches in the Durham area too.
Christian Values for Schools
Our Christian Values are at the centre of everything we do at Shincliffe CE Primary School. They help us to live out our Christian Vision of ‘life in all its fullness’. Each half term, we focus on a different Christian Value. This is done explicitly through our Collective Worship time, but also throughout our curriculum. Children have regular opportunities to reflect on each value and to develop an understanding of the Value in action. Each Friday, in our Celebration Worship, we acknowledge children who have demonstrated these values.
Our visitors from St. Mary’s Church (Father Peter, Father Bill and Mrs Matthews) regularly lead our worship to help us to reinforce our understanding of each value as they share stories from the Bible. Children have opportunities to plan, prepare and lead worship for the whole school through class assemblies.
The Values we explore and strive to live by are:
We believe these values are empowering our pupils to develop their spirituality and guiding them in personal development as effective learners and good citizens. For more information please view the Christian Values for Schools website or our Values Powerpoint for Parents.
During the Spring term we will be revisiting and further exploring the value of Hope and Humility.
The value hope is about much more than just wishing as hard as we can that things wilt be different. lt is about believing that the world can be better and being prepared to do something! The character Noah in the story, was willing to look silly in front of his neighbours by building a huge boat even though he lived miles from the ocean, because he hoped and believed that God had a plan. As a family you may want to talk about:
- your hopes and dreams for the future
- what you can do to make them happen
- what others need to do
Humility is about trying to think of others before you think about yourself. At home you could talk about how
- being able to encourage and praise other people when they have done something really well or tried very
- listening carefully to others and valuing their opinions as much as our own
- asking for help rather than thinking that we always know what to do and how to do it
In March 2018 we underwent a Statutory Inspection of the School as an Anglican School (SIAMS). We are delighted with the judgement of Outstanding that we received. For further information regarding the SIAMS reports please view our school performance page.
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