Our School Vision and Values
'Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.' Isaiah 40.31
We have chosen these words from the book of Isaiah as they reflect our high aspirations for the children and every member of our school. The image of the eagle is powerful. When eagle chicks are developing in the nest, their parents gradually pull apart the structure of the nest, so that eventually, when they are ready, the young birds can leave the nest with confidence and fly, or soar, on their outstretched wings. We might see similar behaviour in the kites which fly and hunt over Bromham. Soaring and flying high is a clear image for success. Young learners can achieve so much more than they thought was possible as they begin to master key concepts. Gradually, teachers help the children develop their skills and knowledge in school so that they need less adult support in order to make progress in their learning.
These words from the book of Isaiah come from a time when God's people were facing difficults challenges; living in exile and separated from their homes and normal way of life. The words talk of hope, that if we live according to God's way of life, we will all have strength and renewed energy.
Our Values - Hope, Courage, Love and Friendship
Hope is such an important value for education. We want each child to have high hopes for an exciting future, that may be beyond their current horizons.
Courage is a value that reminds us that sometimes we need to be brave, both in learning and in working alongside others. We need courage to take risks, whether that is in trying again, trying something differently or in being responsible for our actions and doing the right thing.
Love is a core Christian value. It is about wanting the best for the other person, whoever they are. We demonstrate love for others when we do many things, from caring for the environment to giving money to charity.
Friendship is vital in our school. We are a small community, made up of many different types of people and we recognise that sometimes there are misunderstandings between people. We have a strong behaviour policy and also foster an environment in which adults and children can renew friendships when problems occur. This Christian value is based on the golden rule - treat others as you would want to be treated. It is underpinned by our school golden rules: ready, respectful, responsible.