Our Christian Distinctiveness
Learn, Celebrate, Nurture
At Far Forest Lea Memorial CE Primary School, we nurture and celebrate each individual’s unique qualities and as a child of God. Our vision is to provide a curriculum that feeds our children mentally, physically and emotionally so that they flourish throughout their lives.
"Feed my lambs", John 21: 15-1
At Far Forest Lea Memorial Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School we have a nurturing environment embedded with the core Christian values of Respect, Friendship, Responsibility, Forgiveness Perseverance and Peace. The Christian values underpin the culture and learning environment throughout our curriculum. Although our values are not exclusively Christian we approach them through the teachings of Jesus and develop our understanding from this Christian view point.
We strive to create a school family that nurtures and supports the whole school community; treating everyone with love, compassion and respect. We aim to:
We celebrate a daily act of worship with the whole school based around our focused value. Worship is led by a variety of people and groups, including the children, the teaching staff, the vicar and members our local community. Parents are always welcome to join our worship.
Respect - "Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them", Matthew 7:11
Friendship - “Do for others as you would have them do to you”, Luke 6: 31
Responsibility - “Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can”, Galatians 6: 5
Forgiveness - “Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must forgive others”, Colossians 3: 13
Perseverance - "Do not grow weary in doing good", Thessalonians 3:13
Peace - “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace”, Psalm 29: 11
Our school motto; 'Learn, Celebrate, Nurture' is at the heart of everything we do at Far Forest.
Nurturing is shown through showing compassion and kindness towards other people. We support children and adults mental health and well-being. We value all children as individuals, regardless of their backgrounds, helping them to flourish and fulfill their unique God-given potential. All children are loved and valued for who they are.
Learning is shown through our inspiring curriculum design, encouraging all children to take responsibility for their own learning. Children are given the opportunity to drive their learning, developing creativity and independence. We seek to educate the whole child, pursuing academic excellence. We help children to discover their own love for learning, focusing on developing important life skills.
Celebrating is shown through encouraging children to share their achievements. Children are proud of all they achieve, are confident in their own abilities and are keen to celebrate this. Everyone’s achievements, in all forms, are valued and recognised.
Our Super Six
At Far Forest, we have 6 values that we use to help the children develop the qualities and characteristics we admire in others and see in the teaching and love in Jesus.
To help make these memorable for the children, we have our Super Six. Each superhero has a unique and special characteristic linked to each Christian value.
I am respectful to members of my school and the wider community.
I persevere with everything I do.
I live in peace with myself, others and my environment.
I forgive my friends and myself.
I show that I can be a good friend to everyone.
I am responsible for my resources, school, environment and behaviour.