As a Christian school, St Martin and St Mary is an inclusive and happy
community; nurturing confidence, a thirst for learning
and resilience in a safe loving environment.
Our priority is developing the whole child spiritually,
emotionally, physically and academically
to live the most rewarding life.
‘Life in all its fullness’ John 10.10
Our school values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens. The aim of this school is to provide a rich, broad and balanced education within a caring and stimulating Christian environment, serving the whole school community. To create an environment in which learners are encouraged to fulfil their potential and make a positive contribution to their society.
At St Martin and St Mary these are the Christian values that are the most important for our school. These values help make our school a great place to be.
Friendship Love Forgiveness Trust Honesty Faith
Our Christian vision and values lead us to be an inclusive school. We welcome children (and their families) from different faiths and from diverse backgrounds. We welcome children with disabilities and learning difficulties; all are welcome to become members of the St Martin and St Mary’s Church of England Primary School family.
Our School Vision – ‘Life in all its fullness’ - what does this mean for us?
Our aim is to equip our children to live their best life. To teach them and provide them with knowledge, skills and understanding across the curriculum so that as they grow and as they learn they can participate in the rich, fullness of life. We want to ensure that children feel confident to ‘have a go’, try new things and not give up when the going gets tough.
We want to celebrate every achievement and good deed across the board, not limited to academic performance or sporting excellence but in every aspect of life; the child who works hard, helps a friend, doesn’t give up, is kind, is humble, is generous with their time and their energy. We want our children to seek and find fulfilment, contentment, to lead a rich and satisfying life, full of choice, aspiration, hope and happiness.
We support thinking in a framework of Christian teaching, learning lessons from the Bible and the life of Jesus but also study and learn about world faiths and non-faith belief systems. We promote faith, hope, trust and optimism for a better world and a better future.
|Our place in the world…|
|Our Christian culture – as a Church school we regularly engage in acts of Collective Worship, we pray to God and learn about Jesus and his teachings from the Bible. We celebrate Christian faith together. We actively engage with our local faith communities to deepen and support our school vision, values and spiritual wellbeing. We learn about varied faith and non-faith belief systems from across the world.|
|Our community – we actively engage with our local community, supporting annual events and celebrations. We work closely with other educational establishments to secure the best opportunities and outcomes for our children.|
|Our landscape – our school serves two lively tourist villages set in a beautiful and wild landscape. We use the outdoors and our local area to contextualise and enhance our learning. We also use the outdoors, and places near to us, to develop our own resilience and our interpersonal skills.|
|Our country – we understand that we live in a developed, diverse and vibrant nation. Our country has benefitted from being at the forefront of cultural and technological advances and has welcomed people from across the planet as a place to make home. We know that we enjoy relatively safe lives compared to others around the globe but we also recognise the challenges that we might face as we journey into adulthood in our society. We recognise and embrace British Values and understand how they complement the values of Primary School.|
|Our planet – we learn about the environment and have a deep concern for the future of our planet. We learn about how our actions impact on habitats, wildlife and communities across the globe. We take steps to reduce this impact.|