Our vision and values

Our vision is to be a place where people flourish within an inclusive Christian community, achieving the very best educational standards and developing character and strength of personality.

Our values are the ways that we seek to do things at Thomas Coram. As a Church of England School, these are based on the Christian faith, but are values that are important to us, whatever our faith or background.

We talk and learn about these through our worship and in class, but we try to put them into practice in every situation at school.

We have 18 values that we work through as a school over time:

  • CourageIMG_2895
  • Trust
  • Creativity
  • Justice
  • Forgiveness
  • Peace
  • Humility
  • Truth
  • Thankfulness
  • Compassion
  • Hope
  • Friendship
  • Generosity
  • Respect and Reverence
  • Wisdom
  • Service
  • Perseverance
  • Responsibility

Our core values that we feel are particularly important to us as a school community are:Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Friendship

Everything we do is underpinned by these core values and by a set of beliefs, which respect the value and potential of each individual and recognise the holistic approach to development.

We also have a duty and responsibility to ensure that our school promotes and develops British Values amongst our pupils. You can find out how we do this here.

We aim:

  • for excellence in all that we do, and encourage everyone to be proud of their achievements
  • for all pupils to be skilful, inquisitive people with a passion for learning
  • to ensure that all pupils feel supported, able to grow in confidence, and develop their independence and sense of responsibility by providing a safe and secure environment
  • to be an inclusive Christian family, rooted in Gospel values, where individuals can develop their own personal, social, moral, spiritual and cultural principles and express their faith with confidence
  • to provide the best possible experiences, with stimulating, relevant opportunities in all aspects of school life
  • to work in partnership with everyone who is involved in the education and care of our pupils

Our ethos statement is rooted in our Church of England foundation:

  • IMG_2764We will preserve and develop our religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with our parish and diocese.
  • We will serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.
  • We will encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promote Gospel values in all that we do.

Our slogan, ‘Living for learning and caring for all’, summarises our focus on being a place where everyone can learn, pray, grow and serve.

Celebrating 200 years of the National Society

image_largeTo celebrate 200 years of Church School in 2011 we created a micro-site available here with St Mary’s, Potten End and Victoria First Schools.

We created our own written work and artwork for the values on the Church of England’s values website: http://www.christianvalues4schools.org.uk/

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