Our Church School
At Pinchbeck East Church of England Primary School we take pride in the Christian Foundation of our school.
We want our school to be an open place where learning is fun, achievement is celebrated and where a sense of awe and wonder is felt.
At Pinchbeck East Church of England School we celebrate diversity and seek to live out our Christian values in all our relationships as together we strive to reach our full potential.
We share a vision to create
- Opportunities for everyone to reach their full potential, through high standards in teaching, learning and leadership.
- A school where everyone is valued and respected.
- A happy positive environment where morale is high.
Our Christian Ethos
‘Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England/Church in Wales and in partnership with the Churches at parish and diocesan level.
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.’
In a safe and caring Christian setting, through inspirational teaching, challenge, awe and wonder, our aspiration is to enable all children to become confident life-long learners to achieve their full potential.
As a school community we have chosen seven values that we feel are at the heart of our school. They are:
Our reverence for the divine image in which all people are made leads us to respect each other and to respect ourselves. Reverence can also be a response to awe. When Moses stood before the burning bush he took off his shoes because he realised he was standing on holy ground.
We are committed to cultivating a sense of awe and wonder as pupils encounter their own `wow’ moments in discovering the world. We want to create an educational experience that fosters a deep and lifelong commitment to learning.
Our world desperately needs peace and through education we want to prepare our children to take a role in healing its many divisions. We aspire to be a community that celebrates diversity and the successes of others as readily and as joyfully as we celebrate our own.
We value humility because seeing ourselves accurately, as God sees us, enables us to grow. Jesus was a humble servant; in his incarnation he `emptied himself’ to become one of us and invite us to develop the heart of a servant too. We therefore expect all members of the school community to practice a positive regard for the well being of others, for good manners, school rules and personal discipline.
Jesus showed great compassion for those at the fringes of society with the least in material wealth, influence, status and power. This included children! We are committed to supporting pupils, parents, governors and staff by actively removing barriers to participation in school life, and to supporting the disadvantaged in wider society through active charitable links.
Jesus showed great endurance in loving others, even to the point of dying on a cross. So in school we aim to build resilience and to foster the virtues of courage and dedication as we develop our potential through all aspects of education, sporting life and extracurricular activity.
Within this, friendship can support us and help to create our sense of identity. In a transformational moment Jesus described his disciples not as servants but friends. We encourage the social development of all school members, and value the friendship expressed through strong links with the Church of England, the Diocese of Lincoln and the Parish of Pinchbeck St Mary.
In his resurrection Jesus became the common bond or koinonia binding a very disparate band of disciples into a lasting community. We aspire to be an inclusive community, rooted in faith, in which all participants work towards being that `best version of ourselves’ which God created us to be.
To enable this ethos to be real in our day to day lives and recognised by our wider community we have worked hard and gained the privileged award of becoming a UNICEF rights respecting school.
At Pinchbeck East Church of England Primary School we will achieve our vision by:
- offering a balance of national curriculum and extra curricular activities
- encouraging independent learning
- providing a stimulating environment
- sustaining consistency of approach and practice
- promoting positive behaviour and attitudes
- developing cultural awareness
- meeting emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual needs
- ensuring good communication within the school and the wider community.
Pinchbeck East Church of England Primary School is dedicated to providing:
“Opportunities for Everyone”