Caring for Others ✝ Achieving Excellence
Caring For Others † Achieving Excellence
We aspire for all individuals to grow as children of God, to be the best they can be. We want children to have respect for themselves and each other, along with a wonder and curiosity for God’s creation.
‘They will lift up their wings and soar like eagles’ ‘…embracing life in all its fullness.’
Isaiah 40:31 John 10:10
Our motto reflects the ambition of the school community to care for others and achieve excellence. Our school emblem is the golden eagle; we believe it is our collective responsibility to give all at St John’s the wings to fly and inspire them to rise and soar higher than they ever thought possible.
Why is this vision unique to our school?
Our aspirations for ‘individuals to grow as children of God’ is not only for members of the school community but also the wider community by supporting them to be the best they can be. Our vision refers to ‘children of God’. This is a purposeful decision. As a Church School we embrace Christianity. As the hub of Shilton Park community, we welcome and are inclusive of all and believe that the school’s vision is inclusive for all beliefs. The children and adults often refer to being the family of St Johns: all individuals working together in unity to be the best that we can be.
Our vision instils a respect for self and each other which drives a want to care for everyone through service. Our pupils develop an interest in being ambassadors for change. The building blocks of our curriculum give pupils the opportunity to become aware of both local and global issues. The school values, embedded throughout school life, give pupils a moral compass for critical thinking, informative discussion and the ability to make judgments. They are inspired to act when they recognise the need for change.
Our aim is to foster intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development. We feel it is important for the children to be inspired by possibilities and experiences beyond their everyday, opened to them through hard work, self-belief and resilience. We want our children to confidently communicate with other people, developing a sense of citizenship for the school and the wider community.
We equip learners with the skills to achieve success. Throughout this process we support, build and develop far reaching relationships across the community. St John’s offers many levels of care through social engagement. The individuals who are part of this wider community recognise St Johns School as a place where all are given the skills and confidence to fly – wings; the courage to develop independence and responsibility – rise and achieve their own excellence - soar, higher than they ever thought possible.