Vision, Mission, Ethos and Values
Our Christian Vision
As a small yet unique part of God’s big family, we will inspire and nurture all to become the very best they can be. Opening up the world, we will celebrate our Father’s (God’s) wondrous, diverse creation. We will all live, love, laugh and learn in the light of Christ.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ Philippians 4: 13
Our Christian Mission
Inspiring God’s children to achieve their full potential. We are a small school but big enough to care and inspire all children. We provide a safe Christian environment for all to work and play together.
Live, love, laugh and learn in the light of Christ
Our Christian Ethos
The Christian faith and its teachings is the basis for every aspect of life at our school. This school is distinguished by the support of its entire staff, for its Christian foundation, promoting a sympathetic understanding of Christianity and other faiths. We nurture the spiritual development of all members of the school community and promote mutual respect and responsibility. We provide effective teaching of the National Curriculum, encouraging the highest achievement for each child. We value the contribution each child makes to the life of the school and take account of individual’s needs. This school has strong links with home and Parish Church, maintaining an effective balance between service to the Church and service to the community. At Tockholes, St Stephen's Church of England Primary School, we promote an ethos of excellence and endeavour for all, in a caring and Christian setting.
Our Christian Values
Like Branches on a Tree we All Grow in Different Directions,
but we are all rooted in love.
Hope – Ephesians 1v18
To create a community where hope is firmly rooted in the fullness of God, where each individual can fulfil their true potential.
Forgiveness – Colossians 3 v13
To encourage respect, understanding for and forgiveness of each other.
Compassion – 1 Peter 3 v8
To inspire children to show compassion for others within school and in local and global communities.
Community - 1 Corinthians 1:10
To strengthen links with the local community and Church.
To develop an inclusive community where all are included and all are valued.
Friendship – John 15 v12-14
To equip children to develop socially and emotionally; having due regard for other peoples’ feeling and situations. Developing empathy, resilience and self-confidence.
Humility 1 Peter v5 6-7
To inspire empathy and compassion, putting the needs of others before themselves.