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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy

Our Christian Character

The Christian character of our school will support our young people in becoming life long learners, who achieve the very best outcomes centred in high aspiration, resilience and humility.

The Church of England character of the school is distinctive and actively promotes opportunities for individuals to reflect on their faith. All members of the school community will have the opportunity to develop their spirituality. 

Our aim is for our school community to be able to articulate our Christian vision and to describe its impact on learners. We will ensure that our Christian vision is evident in the culture and behaviours of its members.

Leading by example

Our Christian vision will permeate throughout day to day life at The Piggott School in the following ways and more:

  • Through explicit examples of learning across a broad range of curriculum opportunities and implicit examples of learning through behaviours and personal development;
  • The learning culture in the school will ensure opportunities for high aspiration and courageous advocacy;
  • Collective worship include faith based assemblies, tutor time activities and a chance for personal reflection – time for ‘big questions’;
  • The school will continue to build strong links with the local churches and the wider community to maximise opportunities to collaborate through shared learning experiences;
  • The school will be ‘outward facing’ and continue to find opportunities to support local and national charity work – service to others;
  • All learners will follow a high quality, high impact RE curriculum providing opportunities to learn about, understand and reflect on inclusion and diversity through Christianity and other faiths;
  • The school will continue to ensure that learners achieve the very best academic outcomes leading to appropriate destinations.

Luke 10:25-37  The Parable of the Good Samaritan

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’[b]

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?”

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.  A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”