“…to grow in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men”
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 men” (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.
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 an example of the best kind of primary school – one that creates great people. Staff filled with enthusiasm and passion alongside 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. Embedding and applying the knowledge and skills required to be exceptional is very demanding. At Hazlemere we know that these things are only improved and made permanent on purpose. Nothing happens here by accident.
Our ADULTS are professionally inspired, morally driven and provided with the conditions under which they are truly incredible. We ensure they are highly qualified, given extra time to reflect, and not inundated with unnecessary workload. Our professional capital is only outweighed by our professional happiness.
Our CHILDREN are creative and courageous. They thrive in challenge and soar when they are at the centre of their learning. Simply put, they are inspirational. No challenge is too big, no problem too difficult; they know what they are doing, why they are doing it and how they can be better. 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.