Values and Ethos
The Piggott School Aims
- Provide a caring environment based on Christian values
- Develop enquiring minds capable of independent thought
- Promote the value of lifelong learning
- Be open to new ideas
- Encourage respect and tolerance
The Piggott School Mission Statement
‘....to be a School which inspires and encourages the highest achievement’
Our Christian School Values are:
- Respect – which incorporates tolerance: for others, the environment & self.
- Equality – which incorporates inclusivity, individuality, fairness.
- Honesty – which incorporates Trust & Integrity, Kindness and Goodness.
- Dedication – which incorporates Resilience, a personal motivation and desire to succeed.
- Courage – to make good choices, to do what is right.
- Love – as a Christian community, Love, Agape, is central to our beliefs.
The Piggott School Christian Vision
Our Christian school values embody the fruits of the spirit to inspire our students to embrace our learning community and explore education for life in all of its fullness. We are dedicated to enlighten a generation to take these values and ‘go and do likewise’.
Sursum Corda – Lift up our hearts
- A vision based on a biblical passage related directly to the needs of our setting
- School Values incorporated and remain foundation of our vision.
- Fruits of the Spirit – behaviours of the next generation and a response to a modern world
- Educational vision - a world class learning community- a love of learning
- Life in all of its fullness (Church of England vision- four strands)
- Educating for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
- Educating for Hope and Aspiration
- Educating for Community and Living Well together
- Educating for Dignity and Respect
- Biblical passage – Luke 10 : 25-3. Parable of the Good Samaritan.
- Story and the teaching – appropriate for an ‘all-through’ setting
- Delivery and message – ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’, ‘Go and do likewise’
- School Values underpinned by Galatians 5 : 22-23 – the Fruits of the Spirit
The vision and the values will permeate throughout the day to day life of the school.
- Robust self evaluation process for SIAMs and clear action planning for further development.
- There will be explicit examples of this learning across a broad range of curriculum opportunities.
- There will implicit examples of this 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.
- All stakeholders in the school community will be able to articulate the Christian Vision of the school and be able to describe its impact on learners. It will be evident in the culture and behaviours of its members.
- The Church of England character of the school will be distinctive and will actively promote opportunities for individuals to reflect on their faith.
- All members of the school community will have the opportunity to develop their spirituality.
- The Christian character of the school will support our young people in becoming life long learners, who achieve the very best outcomes centred in high aspiration, resilience and humility.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things, there is no law.
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?”
“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.”