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Ethos and Values

Our Vision

‘In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.’

Matthew 7:12

Our Academy seeks to be a worshipping Christian community built on the Golden Rule and we recognise that our mission is to educate the whole person so that each may be enabled to unlock their full God-given potential. We pride ourselves on having high aspirations and expectations of our staff and students so they can be successful in all aspects of their lives – spiritually, academically, in society, and in the world of work.

At the heart of our vision is Jesus’ teaching, ‘do to others what you would have them do to you’ and at St Peter’s we aim to encourage all students to recognise the importance of this teaching, how it helps us to recognise and celebrate the diversity in our community and the values we have in common. By doing to others as we would have done to us we love and serve one another as Jesus did and enable all to flourish.

Our Values

Our Keys to Learning play a pivotal role in this. They support students in their learning and to become well-rounded members of society, as well as helping them to grow in faith:

  • Be Respectful: “Do to others as you would like done to you.” Matthew 7:12
    • Christian Value(s): Community
    • British Value: Mutual respect
  • Be Responsible: “We will all have to explain to God the things we have done..” Romans 14:12
    • Christian Value(s): Humility and community
    • British Value: Individual Liberty
  • Be Supportive: “A friend loves at all times.” Proverbs 17:17
    • Christian Value(s): Compassion and community
    • British Value: Tolerance and Peace
  • Be Reflective: “Don’t do anything only to get ahead. Don’t do it because you are proud. Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3
    • Christian Value(s): Forgiveness, compassion, and humility
    • British Value: Truth and Justice
  • Be an Active Learner: “Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being sure of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
    • Christian Value(s): Trust
    • British Value: Democracy

Our Mission

Therefore our mission is to:

  • Offer a Christian education as observed in the doctrines and practices of the Church of England
  • Offer opportunities to bring the relevance of faith to the reality of life in order and encourage spiritual development through worship, prayer, and reflection, offered to God and central to the life of the academy, rooted in the Scriptures and in our participation in The Holy Eucharist
  • Establish relationships at all levels that reflect the great and equal value placed by God on each human being as revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • Instill a sense of curiosity and excitement about God’s world that will be stimulated to encourage each individual to search for truth, meaning, purpose and faith by which to live
  • Encourage the joy of discovery and the discipline of study to prepare students for adult life in their work, homes and families, leisure pursuits, and relationships
  • Offer a broad curriculum that promotes high expectations; recognising different styles of teaching and learning, breadth of achievement, and methods of assessment which will demonstrate equal concern for the educational needs and aspirations of all
  • Ensure a safe and secure environment. All members of our community will recognise that, according to the Bible, everyone is made in the image of God and so will be valued in the light of that teaching whilst also fostering a spirit of mutual respect and tolerance that challenge all forms of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination
  • Develop sympathetic awareness and stewardship of God’s creation; its environment, cultures, and lifestyles
  • Offer support and guidance to find a true vocation in life; to prepare students for the world of work and their lives as active citizens in the community
  •  Encourage each other in seeking God’s strength and Spirit in order to Live out the Golden Rule: ‘In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you”.