Our Vision and Values
The Trinity Federation Christian Vision
'I have come that you may have life in all its fullness.' John 10:10
At Beckbury CE Primary School, we recognise that we are part of a Federation of three Christian schools. We join together as The Trinity Federation aligned by our overarching Christian Vision; Life in all its fullness.
Beckbury CE Primary School Christian Vision and Values
"Rejoice with me, I have found my lost sheep.” Luke 15.6
"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbours together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’
The Parable of The Lost Sheep underpins our vision of being one family that appreciate how unique and precious we all are. We rejoice when we bring others into our caring and supportive environment tailored for the needs of our children.
Our children and families are at the heart of what we do. We believe that we nurture every child to ensure they receive an exciting and challenging learning journey which allows them to discover just what unique and precious members of our school community they are. We encourage all of our children to work to the very best of their ability to reach their full potential.
Our Christian values provide the grounding on which we base our lives at school. They help us to live out our Federation vision of ‘life in all its fullness’. Our values were identified through discussions with our staff and children on their learning of our school story; The Parable of the Lost Sheep. Each value provides the focus for each term through explicit teaching within Collective Worship but also through curriculum time. Children have regular opportunities to reflect on what these value looks like in school, at home and within our community. The children look forward to their Christian value achievements being celebrated through our St. Milburga award presented in Celebration Worship.
Our vicar visits our children on a weekly basis and leads our Collective Worship where these values are also reinforced through stories from the Bible as well as readings, prayer and song.
‘Encourage One Another and build each other up’. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
We believe that people are made in the image of God, that everyone is special, everyone's opinion matters, everyone's contribution is important, everyone's feelings should be considered and everyone's faith is sacred.
The Bible teaches us to respect differences in our world through stories like The Good Samaritan and Zacchaeus the Tax Collector. We use these stories to think carefully about how we treat others.
Within our school, we encourage all, "to treat others as you would want them to treat you." (Matthew 7:12) Respect can mean simply treating each other with politeness and courtesy, and recognising that everyone's contribution is important and that everyone's feelings should be considered. We regularly discuss how respecting someone does not mean that we always agree with the other person but that we are prepared to listen and share our views without rudeness or impatience. We prioritise the mental well-being of our pupils and staff.
We believe that respect also applies to our local environment and wider world. Through the Creation story, we learn about God’s world and as part of the Shropshire rural countryside, our children know how important it is to show respect to the environment in order to keep it safe for future generations.
Bible Story: The Good Samaritan/Zacchaeus the Tax Collector
‘I can trust you. You have taken good care of a few things. I will put you in charge of many things.’ Matthew 25:23
We have a responsibility to use our talents for the good of others and not just ourselves. Sometimes this might be fun, sometimes this might be hard work and sometimes we may have to make a small sacrifice. We are a nurturing attachment focused school which encourages children to make positive choices towards others, belongings and actions. We ensure that we are enabling children to become responsible citizens who can be trusted to do their best for the good of others.
Bible Story: Creation – Genesis 2:4-20
‘Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1:9
We learn from the Bible that resilience is strength of character; to keep going even when we encounter challenge. We teach our children that this can be grown through our open mindsets and that we do not need to do this alone. It takes great courage to show resilience in difficult situations and by guiding our children’s choices and encouragement, our children see that mistakes are how we learn.
Bible Story: Jesus calms the storm - Matthew 8:23-27