Church School Distinctiveness
'Inspired to be the best we can be, through the love of Jesus Christ'
At the Trentside Federation, building a 'community of hope' underpins our vision. Hope and resilience are at the heart of everyone's learning, encouraging our capacity for reflective thought.
We aim to empower everyone through their learning and relationships, so that all can be 'agents of positive change', for ourselves, our schools, our local community and the wider world.
We value everyone as they are. Everyone matters in their uniqueness and everyone is valued.
Pupils and Adults flourishing within a 'Community of Hope'
Governors say :-
'As a Board of Governors, we support and challenge school leaders to be the best so that our pupils have the best education possible to reach their full potential'
'Having hope is seeing challenges as opportunities'
'Children, staff, parents and governors are working together towards the same collective aim'
Governors say :-
'No one is left behind'
'Delivering a rich and varied curriculum and encouraging pupils to become rounded individuals'
'All members of the school community working together to aspire towards fostering hope, building resilience and aiming for positivity in all aspects of learning and development'
'Make Me A Channel of Your Peace' (based on the Prayer of St Francis) is a special song for our school. It reflects hope, aspiration and courageous advocacy that we aim to 'live out' as a group of school community stakeholders.
Following on from a Christingle Worship, led by our Church Families Worker (Paul Taylor) the children had an opportunity to make their own Christingles recalling the symbolism of the various components. There was a 'Christingle' church service on Advent Sunday (28/12) and many of our pupils attended this with their families.
Our RE curriculum enables our pupils to acquire a rich, deep knowledge and understanding of Christian belief and practice. Pupils are challenged through the exploration of core concepts and questions. We involve the children in meaningful and informed dialogue with a range of religions and worldviews. The RE curriculum is intrinsic to the 'living out' of our school's Christian Vision in enabling all pupils and adults to flourish. The RE curriculum also contributes to British alues and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Central to our RE curriculum, is the study of Christianity as a living and diverse faith, focused on the teaching of Jesus and the Church.
These values support our vision and we try to live them out as adults and children within our school community : hope, resilience, courage, love, respect and wisdom