A New Mission, a New Vision
Over the past year, staff and Governors have been reviewing and revising our school Mission Statement.
It has three parts.
The first is a summary statement (more for adults than children) that defines our hopes and aspirations for our children. As a Church school, our aims are built on a foundation of Christian Gospel teaching. The individual attributes and qualities we want to nurture are inclusive of all – whatever faith, belief or ability.
This is our Statement of Mission:
Our aim is to nurture children with the confidence and
self-belief to achieve their best;
to be resilient in their learning and ambitious in their hopes and dreams;
to live in harmony, respecting others;
to have the courage to think for themselves;
to search and question throughout life’s journey and, if their paths should lead
them, to find a personal faith, hope and love in Jesus Christ.
The second is a set of key attributes that we, as a whole school family, want to both nurture and demonstrate:
The third is a Bible passage quote to inspire children with the resolve to achieve these attributes:
“Stand firm… be courageous” 1 Corinthians 16:13
Most importantly, we have given children their own version of the Mission statement – in ‘child speak’, so that they understand what our aims are for them, their personal vision:
My School Vision:
I am a member of St Gabriel’s family.
I want to be the best that I can be.
I’m learning lots about myself and my own abilities: things I’m good at and the things I find hard.
I’m learning the confidence to always have a go, to always try my best.
I’m learning to believe in myself.
I’m learning resilience to keep on trying, even when it’s tough.
I’m learning to find the courage to be me and to stand up for what I believe.
I’m learning to think for myself, to ask questions and find answers.
I’m learning about having ambition for big dreams!
I’m learning to live in harmony: to be happy in myself, to be a good friend, to treat others in the way I want to be treated.
I’m learning about faith and the Christian message of hope and love in Jesus Christ.
We want our Mission to be more than well-meaning words. We want it to capture the heart of our school and our intentions and hopes for your children.
Thank you for supporting us in this.