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“Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their lives.” (Proverbs 22:6)

Enabling children to flourish and succeed

Vision and Values

Our Vision

 

"Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their lives."

(Proverbs 22:6)

 

 

 

Our Values and Ethos Statement

We aim to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of religious belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promote Christian and British values through the experience it offers to all our pupils.

 

  • Friendship - Bible Story of 'Ruth and Naomi' (Ruth 11-13 and 14-22)
  • Perseverance - Bible Story of 'Joseph and his Brothers' (Genesis 37-50)
  • Forgiveness - Bible Story of 'The Prodigal Son' (Luke 15:11-32)
  • Respect - Bible Story of 'The Good Samaritan' (Luke 10:25-37)

 

Our Vision and Values have been devised in collaboration staff, pupils, parents and governors and is a reflection of the strength of our partnership as a whole community.

 

The consensus amongst all of us was that the strong Christian ethos of our school should be reflected in each statement and that by recognising our historical foundation, Redmile Church of England Primary School, will preserve and develop our religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with our Trust and local churches, at parish and diocesan level.

 

Our vision therefore links to the vision of Rise Multi-Academy TrustThe Leicester Diocese Board of Education vision and the Church of England's vision for education.

Collective Worship at Redmile

 

Collective Worship is a very important part of our day to share our vision and values through recognising the love of God. 

 

We listen to and act out Bible stories; think about current news, other faiths and every day experiences; we pray; sing together; and celebrate our personal achievements.

 

Children enjoy leading worship, sharing their own thoughts and reflections. They include PowerPoints, videos, plays, Bible readings and prayer with quizzes to see how much the children have learnt.         

                                                                 We love it when the Open the Book team visit us.

 

Click on the link below to take you to our dedicated area.

Learning about the Jewish Passover Through Open The Book

Spirituality At Our School

 

Spiritual development relates to the quest for individual identity and the search for meaning and purpose in our existence. It leads towards the understanding of self and others; the natural world and beyond; how to love and be loved.

 

It has to do with feelings, emotions, attitudes and beliefs: things that we care about, things that move us, things we are curious about and love. It is not linked solely to a particular religion, doctrine or faith. It is something we experience on a personal level.

 

Spiritual development is therefore accessible to everyone.

 

The four elements of Spirituality in school

Spirituality looks to explore our connections and relationships with: 

 

  • Ourselves
  • Others
  • The World and
  • Beyond

 

Nurturing and Developing Spirituality 

 

We provide a range of planned and unplanned opportunities for children to develop their own spiritual journey. These opportunities are across the whole curriculum in order to educate the whole child. Activities teach the children to reflect and consider their own connections through the following symbolism as an aide memoire, to trigger those connections with spirituality throughout their lives:

 

  • Mirrors: Children learn about themselves
  • Windows: Children learn about life.
  • Doors: Children step out into the world, living out their Christian values through their connection with others.
  • Candles: Children make connections with the things they    cannot see.

Our children making connections with life

We encourage children to build on their talents and to dream big so they can make an impact on the world.

We connect in school, in church and other places of worship so that we can think beyond our own beliefs.

Connecting with the world

Our ‘Leicestershire syllabus’ and ‘Understanding Christianity’ units that we use encourage children to reflect on their learning and dig deeper with their questioning. Spirituality is not only explored in our RE lessons but across all areas of our curriculum. We give children the opportunity to share their thinking and opinions each day.

Connecting beyond what our eyes see

Charity and supporting the world is so very important to us. We believe that small acts of kindness make a huge impact in the world. We can all make a difference to the world, we just have to believe it.

Light a candle

 

Whenever we worship together, be it in church or at school, we create a spiritual experience for the children and staff by lighting a candle. The peacefulness of the light helps us to think deeply about what matters most to us.

 

The Church of England Society introduced a virtual candle during the pandemic and it continues to be available for those who need a quiet moment of reflection. By lighting a virtual candle, you can make a space to pray. 

 

You can light a candle online to pray for yourself, for a loved one or for a situation by clicking on the picture below . Whatever is going on, make space to pray in your life.

 

Exploring Faith and Spirituality

SIAMS Report

(Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)

 

Redmile Church of England Primary School was inspected by the Diocese of Leicester under Section 48 of the Education Act in June 2019.

 

Key findings

 

The school has a clear Christian vision underpinned by biblical text which is reflected in the life of the school.

 

As a result of the vision and strong leadership, staff are well supported to develop their roles and understanding of the school as a church school. They have a voice and are valued.

 

As a result of the vision this is an inclusive, nurturing school. Pupils are well cared for, happy and have a pride in their school.

 

Pupils are articulate and have an awareness of ethical issues. This goes beyond compassion to a sense of justice.

 

Religious education (RE) is well led and pupils have a good understanding of a range of religions as a result they are able to speak with respect about difference and diversity.

 

The school’s high standards of behaviour reflect its Christian vision and it has a proactive approach to behaviour teaching pupils to behave in a Christian way.

 

The school’s high standards of behaviour reflect its Christian vision and it has a proactive approach to behaviour teaching pupils to behave in a Christian way.

 

The school is a welcoming, inclusive community. Staff and pupils feel valued. Pupils speak of the need to respect others and there are planned opportunities within the curriculum for pupils to celebrate diversity.

 

The school has high aspirations for its pupils and this is attributable to its vision.

 

Our overall provision for religious education was judged to be good. The full version of the report can be read below.

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