At St. Helen’s we teach children to LOVE first;
We show children how to forgive and how to reconcile.
We aim to inspire children to LEARN with joy, curiosity and enthusiasm;
And to strive for excellence in all they do.
We hope for children to develop the aspiration to SERVE and make a positive difference in the world.
To have the compassion to care and the courage to act.
Therefore our vision is “learn to love, love to learn and aspire to serve.”
Our school's vision is inspired by the Church of England Vision for Education and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Our vision is at the heart of our school life and we aim to live this out in everything we do.
At St. Helen’s we believe love comes first. It is the foundation of who we are, and all we do. We teach children how to show love through their words and deeds, treating everyone with dignity and respect, valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each individual made in the image of God, and challenging social injustice as advocates for those without a voice. We teach children to show love through forgiveness and reconciliation.
'Love your neighbour as yourself.' Mark 12:31
We belong to a community of learners who ‘spur one another on toward love and good deeds’ Hebrews 10:24. Our innovative curriculum - C360 - aims to make learning irresistible so that children find joy in their learning and strive to excel in all they do. We develop children’s wisdom, knowledge and skills – inspiring a love of learning that goes beyond knowing facts, developing their independence and resourcefulness so they ‘know what to do when they don’t know what to do’. We develop character virtues that take children beyond the school gates and help them to make good and wise choices when faced with tough situations. We promote the value of community and living well together. We recognise the interconnectedness of all life and the importance of belonging, relationships and stewardship.
‘Wise people are always learning, always listening for fresh insights.’ Proverbs 18:15
We aim for children to become courageous advocates who use their learning to serve and make a positive difference in the world. We instil in children a sense of hope and aspiration for a healthy and happy future. We help them to develop the resilience to cope when things and people go wrong, and the ability to repent, forgive and reconcile, showing compassion, grace and generosity. We aim for children to develop virtues of good character such as wisdom, courage and compassion so that they may become socially aware global citizens who aspire to serve others and become inspiring change makers.
‘Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.’ 1 Peter 4:10
At St. Helen’s we value each and every member of our school community as individuals with unique skills and talents - not just the children but our staff too. We hope that in ‘living out’ our vision through our curriculum - the caught, taught and sought - the children and staff of St. Helen’s will develop the academic skills and intellectual habits to flourish as individuals who are equipped to live ‘life in all its fullness’ John 10:10.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our school.
Headteacher: Mrs. Claire Lewis, BSc (Hons) / PGCE / QTS
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