Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:14
As a Church of England Primary School, we are committed to making St Mary & St John an inclusive environment, fostering curiosity, spirituality, creativity and respect. At our school we want everyone to be valued, to explore the joy of learning, and to achieve their full potential.
Our core values:
Love – love of learning, love of others, love of the world around us.
Respect – developing positive relationships and a desire to protect the environment. We respect and value differences.
Empathy – through restorative approaches to relationships, we want to show kindness and compassion as we seek to understand others.
Courage – being brave as we model risk taking and mistake-making.
Aspiration – being ambitious in all we do, with no ceiling on learning.
Curiosity – through creative approaches, we are encouraged to ask questions, fostering a desire to explore the world around us, to develop our learning further.
Children at St Mary and St John celebrate the richness of diversity within our school community. They are confident, empathetic, and resilient, able to take measured risks with a sense of self-belief. We strive to empower the children at school, motivating them in an environment where they feel valued and understand the power of being inquisitive. When they leave us, they will be enthusiastic life-long learners who are ambitious, courageous and able to build positive, healthy relationships.
These are rules for every child and adult in our school. They go alongside our mission statement to help us to be a safe and happy place where we can all learn.