Our Vision

After a recent review of our vision and consulting with the wider school community, the three core Christian values underpin our shared vision for the school. They are:
Friendship, Peace and Courage.

Three values have been chosen as our school logo contains three stars. Each star now represents one of these core values, which will help the children understand what we are reaching and aiming for. This has been captured in our vision statement for the school:
Together, through Friendship, in Peace and with Courage, we ‘Reach for the Stars
These are the words that we teach the children to help them to understand and live out these values:

Friendship – I show kindness and understanding to everyone

Peace – I live in harmony with myself and others

Courage – I overcome challenges and show bravery to do what is right 

Vision and Values Statement

Relationships are the foundation of our school and they are underpinned by our three core Christian Values of Friendship, Peace and Courage. Our aim is to provide a school community where everyone feels happy, safe and thrives in all that they do.

Our vision of ‘Reach for the Stars’ embodies every member of our school community working together, to be the very best that they can be. Our positive school culture and Christian ethos is of great importance to us all and develops strong roots within each child, allowing them to flourish as human beings and in their relationships with others.

The inspiration for our vision has its origins in the following quote from the bible:

Colossians 3:12: ‘clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.’

As a Church of England school, it is very important that our shared vision has high regard for, and respects, the foundation that the school was built upon 150 years ago. Grounding our vision and values in this quotation from Colossians, will enable us to teach the children how these qualities will help them to develop and maintain positive relationships with others, live in harmony with themselves and one another and have the courage to do what is right.

Sutton Veny CofE Primary School 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 culture of mutual trust and respect
  • 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 and carers are welcomed as partners in the children’s learning
  • We believe in learning from each other, sharing ideas and best 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, healthy, safe and secure
  • Develop a love of learning
  • Be kind, considerate and understanding
  • Make a positive contribution to school life and the wider community
  • 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
  • Live in peace with themselves and each other
  • Develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness
  • Have the courage to face challenges and do what is right
  • Develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and behaviours needed to equip them for their future education and lives
With staff who…

  • Are kind, committed, approachable and responsive
  • Have the highest expectations for all the children
  • Care for, guide and support the children, each other and the wider school community
  • Are passionate and enthusiastic about teaching and learning
  • Challenge, motivate and inspire the children to be their best
  • Create the right conditions and environment where children feel safe, happy and thrive
  • Recognise and celebrate individual skills, achievements and talents
  • Encourage the children to meet our high expectations for behaviour and learning
  • Are committed to their own personal and professional development
  • Reflect on their practice and experiences to grow and develop, both personally and in their professional roles
  • Demonstrate consistency in their approach to maintaining a calm and orderly environment
We have identified three key strategic objectives to achieve our vision:

  1. Provide highly effective leadership and management
  2. Secure the highest quality of education for the children that we serve
  3. Create an outstanding culture and environment for personal development, behaviour, safety and well-being