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Audlem St James
C of E Primary School

Christian Distinctiveness

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The Audlem St James Vision:At Audlem we embrace the adventure of learning, encouraging everyone to step out further, think more deeply and become more understanding. Inspired by our Christian values, we are developing our skills, our courage and our wisdom to achieve beyond expectations and become successful learners, caring citizens and confident individuals. Through God's love, we are nurtured, we are inspired and we shine.

'Let your light shine.' Matthew 5:16

School vision and mission statement

Through sharing the life-giving message of Jesus Christ, we are committed to delivering exciting and engaging learning opportunities to enable our children to develop a love of learning and achieve their best. We aim to provide an environment for learning where all are loved and valued, by themselves and each other and where all can live out our Christian values, at school, at home and in the community. We aim to help all recognise and appreciate their unique gifts and those of others so that they may let their light shine!

Each person is unique and made in God's image. The school celebrates the uniqueness of all individuals, everyone is loved and celebrated.
Creativity is celebrated and nurtured throughout the curriculum, trips and visits and extra-curricular provision.
Our aim is for all to develop their individual talents, grow these and flourish.
Everyone is celebrated for being their authentic, unique self throughout school, where opinions are valued and listened to.

As part of the Cornovii Trust Vision" Consistent high standards for all, high aspirations for all, continuous improvement for all, without uniformity in approach." we do not shy away from both the 'ows and wows' of life, discussing and debating concepts with children.
Just as God got alongside humans as Jesus incarnate, we get alongside and support children and their families through the good time and the tough, providing family support where this is needed.
Jesus' examples to humanity are explored as part of collective worship.
Reverend Alison explores the faith journey through life.

The trinity:
Reference to the trinity is used to start collective worship daily, recognising God as the father, son and holy spirit.
Children are supported to live as a community, recognising that everyone has a role to play, growing into their authentic selves.
The gifts and talents for all are recognised, nurtured and developed as a blessing from God.
We support and nurture diversity within our community, promoting this through our curriculum.

Love is demonstrated for all through our positive relationships and nurturing provision, supporting all to grow and flourish.
Through Emotion Coaching we validate and name feelings and help children to learn to co-regulate and self-regulate.
Through the five ways to wellbeing and resilience passports we find strategies to support mental health and wellbeing – taking notice, keep learning, connect, give and be active.
Restorative practise supports the school community living together in harmony.
Courageous advocacy is promoted through the school, demonstrating love as justice.
Everything in school is carried out with love and support, even the difficult conversations and holding people to account.
Thoughts for others, kind gestures, and interactions with others demonstrate the positive nature of the school. Children are taught to value relationships and demonstrate this through the languages of love.
The school community is inclusive for all, with love overcoming differences. We advocate that Everyone is welcome in our school and there are No Outsiders.

We are the good soil for our community,
We are invitational and inclusive to all.
We work to enable all to grow and flourish, regardless of their backgrounds. Everyone is spurred on to grow and flourish into the best versions of themselves and Shine
We are not defeated by adversity, pushing on towards hope, no matter what our families and school face
Zones of Regulation is used to encourage children to recognise how they are feeling.
We aim to take transformative action for both now and in the future, with ethical decision making and risk taking leading to positive impact.
A restorative justice approach promotes the value of forgiveness and moving on following a disagreement, modelled by the adults within school.

Forgiveness is an important aspect of the school and is part of our values.
We use a restorative justice approach, forgiving each other when mistakes are made and deciding how we can live together peacefully and make different decisions in the future,
Conflicts are dealt with through speaking the truth in love.
We invest in teaching the skills of listening, empathy, and forgiveness for a brighter and forgiving future.
We have a focus on making it right – using good deeds and courageous action to repair relationships and right wrongdoings.
One of our core values is peace, demonstrating peace with each other, the environment and the world in which we live.

Let your light shine
Matthew 5:16

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C.E. Primary School
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