Our School Vision
We will send the children out, as Noah did the dove (Genesis 8:8-12), having nurtured and prepared them for life. Knowing that they are valued they can fly and take the values of the school out into the world.
’If we live by the spirit, let us also walk in the spirit.’ (Galatians 5:25)
Our vision was written with contributions from members of the school community and launched in 2018/2019 as part of the 10th Birthday celebration of Towcester C of E Primary School.
Our vision incorporates the dove from the story of Noah, this has become our school logo.
We aspire for all of our children to flourish as a consequence of the teaching and opportunities they experience at our school. We wish for them all to 'fly' from our school as happy, confident, resilient people who will want to fulfil their lives by taking further opportunities.
Our Christian Values
Our six school values are central to all that we do at Towcester. These ‘umbrella values’ incorporate a list of subtly different values and qualities that, we believe, guide and support us in our approach to daily life.
Children are taught about living our school values, they are celebrated for showing our values in both their school life and in their lives outside of school.
empathy, tolerance, forgiveness, humility, kindness and care.
We want our children to understand how to feel and show compassion in a sincere way, to be able to forgive, to show tolerance of others and to demonstrate care and kindness to fellow humans both close to home and across the world. We want their compassion to extend to a care for their world and their environment.
confidence, perseverance, resilience, endurance, courageous advocacy, truth and honesty.
We want our children to be ‘brave’ to try new things without the fear of failure; to be confident in themselves, their beliefs and values; to be honest with themselves and others and to have the courage to make good choices and to do what they believe is right. We want them to have resilience in all aspects of life, to persevere when things are challenging and to know that hard work is recognised and rewarded.
friendship, community, koinonia, belonging, respect, inclusion and partnership.
We want our children to feel part of their community understanding that each individual contributes to the whole and that the interdependence of everyone working together develops strength. We want our children to flourish in the knowledge that they are contributing to a larger whole, all striving for the same goal, to feel a sense of true belonging, inclusion and partnership.
joy, peace , trust, optimism, faith
We want our children to believe that there are opportunities that everyone can take and their actions and choices will allow them to flourish. We want them to believe that, even when things feel hard or challenging, that these times will pass. We want them to feel a trust in God that He will guide them and bring them joy and peace and light in their lives. We want our children to have hope in their own lives and for others, locally, nationally and internationally; hope for a better world.
making wise choices, self-control, tolerance and a love of learning.
We want our children to be considered, to be able to reflect and reason and make wise choices. We want their wisdom to inform their life choices and their understanding of how to live well in our world. We want them to love learning and gaining knowledge and understanding, but to use all of this with wisdom. We want them to be able to live life in all of its fullness.
gratitude, awe and wonder, joy, generosity.
We want our children to show appreciation for their world and all that they have within it. To be able to marvel at things with a sense of awe and wonder. To be able to feel joy in simple things, to appreciate relationships and friendships and how they are cared for and loved. To appreciate their abilities, talents and freedoms. To be thankful for all of the opportunities available to them. Through their appreciation, we want them to be able to both give and receive generously and appreciatively.