Vision & Values
'This Church of England School encourages individuality, responsibility and respect for others within a caring and Christian framework. By nurturing the children’s natural curiosity, a love of learning is developed which will help them to achieve their personal best. We aim to develop each child's potential both academically, socially and spiritually.
Our VisionRespect, Believe, Succeed - Do to others as you would have them do to you - Matthew 7.12 ‘As the wise man builds his house on the rock', so we build our lives on the bedrock of Christian Values. We develop a firm foundation of respect for one another, valuing the differences and diversity in modern Britain today. We nurture a strong belief in ourselves and God. With our faith and our community, we can all succeed and flourish at Culworth School.
Respect “Do unto others as they would do unto you.” (Matthew 7:12)
Believe “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me." ( Psalms 28:7)
Succeed “In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him.” (Samuel 18:14)
Rationale behind our vision
The parable of ‘the wise man and the foolish man,’ ( Matthew 7 24-27) underpins our commitment to providing children here at Culworth with firm foundations, which enable them to develop self-belief and success throughout their lives.
‘As the wise man built his house on the rock.', we believe that here at Culworth CE Primary Academy, our children will build their lives on the bedrock of Christian Values.
We are committed to children developing a firm foundation of respect for one another by valuing the differences and diversity in modern Britain today. Together, we will help build a world, abundant with respect for ourselves , respect for the environment and our community in order to thrive as global citizens in today’s modern society.
As the parable emphasises the need for us to rely fully on the strength of God and his Word, we aim to foster a strong belief in ourselves. As our belief in God builds up over time, we nurture and nourish the children on their spiritual and academic journey.
Our Christian faith and our compassionate community fosters and drives success at Culworth. God not only calls us to trust in him — to build on him — but he also calls us to seek him. Building our life on God ensures a well-constructed, stable foundation for our lives.
https://youtu.be/VlPMld7ScU0 - link to parable of ‘the wise man and the foolish man,’ ( Matthew 7 24-27)
Another important part of our vision is to be courageous advocates and work to make a difference to causes our children deem special, important and meaningful to them. Click on the link below to see some of our good work so far.Courageous Advocacy (Our Church School menu tab)
Culworth Church of England Primary School is a vibrant centre of life-long learning, providing challenging and enjoyable high quality opportunities to prepare everyone for life in the 21st Century.
We will celebrate and promote the achievement of each individual enabling them to reach their full potential.
We will develop and encourage social, cultural and recreational skills and interests enabling each individual to play their full part in a modern society as responsible citizens.
We will do all of this by providing a safe, secure and caring environment characterised by high quality teaching and learning utilising the latest technology.
We value and celebrate success at all levels
We have 12 core values that are at the heart of all that we do here at Culworth Primary Academy. We focus on 6 values a year and 1 per half term in a two year cycle. We feel that having 12 core values enables the children to experience a wide range of key principles ,that underpins the Christian ethos our school so greatly aspires to.
Year A (2020/2021)
Generosity - 'God loves a cheerful giver' (2 Corinthians 9.7)
Compassion - 'Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience' (Colossians 3.12)
Courage - 'Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go' (Joshua 1.9)
Forgiveness - 'Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others' (Colossians 3.13)
Friendship - 'Encourage one another and build each other up' (1 Thessalonians 5.11)
Respect - 'Do to others as you would have them do to you' (Matthew 7.12)
Year B (2021/22)
Thankfulness - 'Always be thankful' (1 Thessalonians 5.16)
Trust - 'My God is my strength in whom I trust' (Psalm 18.2)
Perseverance - 'I can do all things through HIM who strengthens me' (Philippians 4.13)
Justice - 'Learn to do right. Seek justice' (Isaiah 1.17)
Service - 'Serve one another in love' (Galatians 5.13)
Truthfulness - 'Tell the truth to each other' (Zechariah 8.16)
Our Mission Statement
In our school, we will encourage children to be brave, take risks and have confidence in themselves. We want them to develop into independent people, prepared for whatever their future holds, who have an ingrained love for learning; learning that is an experience, a journey of exploration. We will share in and celebrate successes, both in our vibrant school environment and through collective worship. At the root of all that we do are Christian values which the school holds dear. Our whole school community will work together to help our children realise their full potential
At Culworth Primary Academy we promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. The Teachers’ Standards expect teachers to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school.
At the heart of realising these values lies our children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) education, encompassing personal development across the whole curriculum and through which we endeavour to:
• enable our children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence and empower them to have a voice;
• enable our children to distinguish right from wrong and to respect democracy and the civil and criminal law of England;
• encourage our children to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the local, national and global communities around them;
• enable our children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
British Values: Knowledge and Understanding
Through our teaching, children will develop:
• an understanding of how, as citizens, we can influence decision-making through the democratic Process (e.g. Election to and working on the School Council);
• an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
• an ability to be reflective about their own beliefs (religious or otherwise) and perspective on life, and the knowledge of how their own and others cultural influences have shaped this heritage;
• an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
• an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination, knowing right from wrong and readily apply this understanding in their own lives
Actions in support of this, include:
• learning about the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries and prepare them for life in modern Britain;
• ensuring that all our pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes eg. all year groups represented in School Council;
• utilise opportunities eg. general or local elections
• use teaching resources from our RE syllabus and a wide variety of sources to support pupils in exploring, showing understanding of and respectful attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups
We also actively encourage our pupils to develop a willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities.