Our Values and Vision

The values which make our school unique…

At Sutton Veny Church of England Primary School we want the very best for every child and so we provide an environment where they will be happy, thrive and succeed. Our strong team of staff and governors are driven by a common goal to value, care for, guide and support each child to help them realise their potential.

Sutton Veny CE Primary is more than just a school, it is a place where

  • Every individual is valued, respected and cared for
  • There is a central core of Christian values in a climate of trust and mutual respectIMG_5564
  • Children make exceptionally good progress through our culture of high expectation
  • We provide an exciting, enjoyable and enriching curriculum
  • We have a close relationship with the local church, and strong links with the community
  • Diversity is celebrated and respected
  • We take great pride in honouring our longstanding ANZAC legacy
  • Parents are welcomed as partners in children’s learning
  • We believe in learning from each other, sharing ideas and practice
  • The governors are actively involved in the life of the school and provide effective support and challenge to help move the school forward
  • There is pride in the school, its history and International links
  • There is a continual emphasis on improvement and excellence

Our children will

  • Be happy, safe and secure
  • Foster a love of learning
  • Achieve and make exceptional progress
  • Express their ideas with confidence and enthusiasm
  • Learn to respect and care for themselves, for each other and for the world we live in
  • Take pride in their achievements
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to equip them for their future lives and education

With our staff who

  •  Are kind, committed, approachable and responsive
  • Are passionate about teaching and learning
  • Care for, guide and support the children
  • Create a vibrant and attractive classroom environment to support and inspire learning
  • Develop a safe, secure and organised classroom
  • Use effective teaching strategies to challenge, motivate and inspire
  • Encourage children to meet our high expectations for behaviour and in their learning
  • Celebrate individual skills, achievements and talents
  • Carefully plan and assess the children’s work to provide the next steps in their learning
  • Are committed to quality professional development

A Central Core of Christian Values

The 19th century founders of our school could never have imagined the educational developments and opportunities today. Their ideals of providing a modest and worthy education for the village children of Sutton Veny have long been overtaken as we now lay foundations for their success in an increasingly complex and demanding 21st century. Yet there remains, at heart, a central core of Christian values, which, our founders would recognise, characterised by care for each individual, our neighbours and our world.

The School Governors

As governors it is our duty and privilege to hold fast to that which is good, whilst at the same time to take full advantage of all that is offered for the school and for the children. We are very proud of our beautiful site, unusually attractive buildings, and a supportive community. With such blessings, there is nothing that our staff and our children cannot achieve and we invite your involvement and encouragement in partnership with them and with us.

In accordance with the school’s Trust Deed, and as interpreted by the governing body of the school, acts of collective worship reflect the Christian foundation of the school, offering worship with specific Christian content but with an open and broad quality. The local Anglican parishes play an active part in the delivery of Acts of Worship at the school and regular services in the church.

As such, active and positive links are maintained with the local Anglican Churches. The Reverend Jane Shaw is a member of the governing body and a second foundation governor is nominated from the PCCs of the local Church of England parishes.

The church supports, encourages, and works with the school to promote excellence in its educational vision and the quality of formal and informal provision of religious, spiritual, cultural, and moral education. The church works with the school in the following ways:

  • Contributions to acts of collective worship
  • Provide pastoral care, guidance and support for families, staff and children
  • Curriculum activities, e.g. church visits
  • Activities and discussion in the classroom
  • Participation in special church events and services, and working with staff in relation to the curriculum.