School Aims/Ethos

School Aims and Ethos
On this page you will find the whole school Ethos and Mission Statements as well as the school aims that the governors and school staff work towards.
 
The children have their own aims, which link to our Behaviour Policy. These are called the Farway Orchard Aims and you will also see below how these link with our Core Christian Value of Love and the other Christian Values that we base our worship programme on.

Jubilee Federation Vision Statement

"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire"

(St Catherine of Siena) 

As a federation we reviewed our Vision during the Autumn Term of 2018. We decided to launch the new vision statement with children and parents with a special event across the federation. During the launch week the children were immersed in some very special activities to help them to understand what the vision statement means and how it can impact on their lives. The week was so special that we created a celebratory booklet showing many of the activities the children and parents took part in.

Vision Launch Week
 
As a Federation we now have a new vision statement:
 

"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!" by St Catherine of Siena.

 

The children across the School worked collaboratively to consider what 'God meant us to be' and how we might 'set the world on fire'. After lots of discussion and sharing our ideas, the children reached the conclusion that God wants us to be the best version of ourselves.

 

The children created a mod-roc figure of themselves, showing off  their talent and you can see our finished figures in the entrance hall display. The children also created a glitter shaker, with a model of the world in a jar with fire glitter to remind them that they can set the world on fire with their individual talents and abilities.

Our Core Values
Our values are the roots of our behaviour. So from our Christian values come the Farway Orchard Aims, which guide us in how we should behave at Farway CE Primary School and at home. Our values are an important part of what makes our school a happy and safe place to learn. We learn about one value in more detail each half term, but we hold onto the values all the time and express them in different ways in our school, in our learning and in our lives.
 
The Values for Life that we think about in worship are all based on the central value, LOVE, which is described in Colossians Ch 3, v12-15 as 'binding all the other values together in perfect unity'.