Our school is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School, and as such our aims include a Mission Statement, which is:-
At Cockfield CEVC Primary School – ‘We share, we care and learn together.’
We nurture a love of learning, open minds, inspire tolerance and awaken a sense of the spiritual.
Our Philosophy and Aims
The happy and secure environment of our school allows the children to reach their fullest potential. Our model for learning begins with the child and enquiry, with emphasis on the process and development of skills and concepts.
The school environment creates conditions for effective learning, to stimulate and motivate the children to enquire about themselves and their world. The children are valued and supported in the process of growing up.
The actions of everyone in school have the following aims:
- To provide a safe, happy, family atmosphere conducive to learning in its widest context.
- To offer curriculum coherence, teaching subjects in a deeper and more profound way, which offers every individual intellectual development.
- Aspirations to achieve a high standard of achievement academically, physically, socially, morally and spiritually.
- To establish within the children an awareness of their place in the school, in the community, and in society at large.
- To encourage within each child a responsible attitude towards themselves and towards others.
- To encourage the development of confidence within each child and to generate opportunities which will challenge each one to positively extend their experiences.
Our Christian Values
We introduce the children to worship and prayer, to God and Jesus, and to the seasons and traditions of a Christian community – in an age appropriate way. As a church school we provide children and staff an opportunity to come together, sing, pray, share their hopes, needs and provide time to reflect.
The community of our school has chosen the Christian values that are most important to them.
Friendship: We are kind and encourage one another and help our friends. The Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:25 – 37 reminds us that friendship is a gift that should be shared with and offered to others freely and without reservation.
Perseverance: We don’t give up when things look hard or tough. The Parable of the Mustard Seed Matthew 13: 31 – 32 tells us the tiny mustard seed grows large and becomes a source of food, rest and shelter. Jesus started growing the Kingdom of God with only a few disciples. Before long many more were added. With God, all things are possible. This reminds us that from small beginnings can grow something amazing and powerful in its own way. We all have the capacity to grow and we should nurture and share our gifts
Compassion: We look after each other and share and think about how others feel. We can show that we are kind and caring by doing acts of kindness for anyone, friends, family or even people we don’t know. We donate to charities. We aim to follow the example of Jesus and treat others as we would wish to be treated.
Live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8
Truthfulness: We try not to lie and be honest with our friends and teachers. John 18: 15-17 and 25-17 Peter was concerned about how the truth would affect him and so he denied being a friend and follower of Jesus. When he realised what he had done, he wept and was overcome with sadness. This reminds us that we should be truthful in our own lives, with ourselves and with others. It is important to think about how being untruthful will affect others and ourselves.
Respect: In school adults and children show respect for each other, their belongings and the environment. We recognise everyone’s contribution is important and that everyone’s feelings should be considered. We remember the Bible story Zacchaeus the Tax Collector and ” to treat others as you would want them to treat you.” (Matthew 7:12)
Creativity – we look after our world; we know how important it is to take steps to prevent Climate Change. We wear our Green Blue Peter badges with pride.
Job 12:7-10 – “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”
We strengthen links with parents by sharing with them the Value in Focus each term/or half term. Each term the children write their ‘thanks’ or thoughts/prayers and they also write prayers for assembly/class linked to that Value.