“…to grow in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and people”
As a school we aim to be a God-centred learning community which includes children, parents and families, staff, governors and the wider community. The Bible tells us that through his youth Jesus, “grew in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and people” (Luke 2 v 52). This is also something that we want for every one of our children and for the school as a whole. We want to be a community working together and striving for high achievement across a broad curriculum. We aim to provide the opportunity for everyone to achieve within a caring, mutually supportive learning environment reflecting our Christian ethos.
At the heart of our school community is a commitment to prayer and worship. Our curriculum provides children with a thirst for knowledge and wisdom, a high level of challenge and a deep understanding that we are all equal and made in the image of God. Our relationships with each other, our local community and global companions leads us to want to care and serve others.
Daily Prayer and Reflection
Daily prayer is an important part of life in school. Every classroom has a designated area for prayer. Every day each class has focused reflection time. We light a candle and the children are given time to reflect in a way that is most meaningful for them.
Our outside area for the children to use at break and lunch times as well as within lesson time. These area is natural and provide children with a quiet and calm area in which to take stock and reflect.
ETHOS AND VALUES
We know that primary education only takes 8 years, but lasts a lifetime. At Hazlemere Church of England Combined School, we aspire to be a great primary school – one that creates great people & learners. Children immersed in a culture of sky-high expectation, relentless learning inside of a community of values.
Developing the building blocks for life-long learning is complex. At Hazlemere we know that knowledge and skills are only improved and made permanent on purpose.
Our staff are professionally supported, morally driven and provided with the conditions under which they are truly incredible. We ensure they are highly skilled, given time to reflect, and not inundated with unnecessary workload.
Our pupils are creative and courageous. They thrive and soar when they are at the centre of their learning. They are partners in the learning process – sometimes recipients; other times active participants – always challenged, engaged and moving forward.
This website and the information that it contains gives you a flavour of what our mission statement means in practice. It means happy children who feel welcomed and welcome others to their school. It means children who are engaged with their learning, are excited by education and are motivated and want to achieve. It means children who are successful and know they are valued. It means children that have respect for themselves and have respect for one another. It means children that understand the teachings of Christ and understand how these lessons can help them in their daily lives.
Vision for education- Church of England
Our vision for education is deeply Christian, with Jesus' promise of 'life in all its fullness' at its heart.
In line with the Church of England's role as the established Church, our vision is for the common good of the whole community.
Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.
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