As a Church of England School, we have very close connections with St. Michael’s Church in Rossington.
Christian Vision for Our School
At Rossington St Michael’s CE Primary School, our vision is that all are welcome, accepted, achieve and are loved.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”. Matthew 25: 31-40
Children learn about the vision of creating an environment where everyone feels welcome. Within the classroom, all children are welcomed each morning with a greeting to start their day. This vision is modelled by all staff towards, not only the children and staff in school but the wider school community.
Our children learn about feeling welcome and how to mirror this feeling for others.
“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God”. Romans 15:7
Across all areas of school life, our children feel accepted. They learn that we are a beautiful diverse community which is celebrated and supported. We praise and build up each other into an environment where all can achieve.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Philippians 4:13
We give all children the opportunity to achieve in all areas of the curriculum. We recognise that we all learn in different ways and, therefore, create an environment which supports and encourages all.
We also offer our staff a wider variety of opportunities to support their own professional and personal development.
“I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you with loving kindness”. Jeremiah 31:3
Throughout school, you will hear staff reassuring children and stating that they are loved. Children feel supported and loved which helps them to feel accepted and nurtured.
Christian Values for Our School
Our Christian Values are at the centre of everything we do at Rossington St Michael’s CE Primary School. They help us to live out our Christian Vision of ‘life in all its fullness’. Each half term, we focus on a different Christian Value. This is done explicitly through our Collective Worship time, but also throughout our curriculum. Children have regular opportunities to reflect on each value and to develop an understanding of the Value in action. Each Friday, in our Celebration Worship, we acknowledge children who have demonstrated these values.
Our children regularly attend St Michael’s Church where representatives from the church lead worship to help us to reinforce our understanding of each value as they share stories from the Bible.
We also welcome Rev. Angela Teasdale into our school. She delivers weekly collective worships to all children.
Children have opportunities to plan, prepare and lead worship for the whole school.
For more information, please see our theological rationale.
The Values we explore and strive to live by are:
We believe these values are empowering our pupils to develop their spirituality and guiding them in personal development as effective learners and good citizens.
Readiness in our school:
Through prayer to prepare ourselves to love as God would love us to love.
When God speaks, many of us are like people in a fog, and we give no answer. Moses’ reply to God revealed that he knew where he was and that he was ready. Readiness means having a right relationship to God and having the knowledge of where we are.
Readiness for God means that we are prepared to do the smallest thing or the largest thing— it makes no difference.
Scripture tells us that we must always be ready to tell others the good news. We must be prepared as Paul writes in 2 Timothy 4:2, “Preach the word. Be ready to do it whether it is convenient or inconvenient. Correct, confront, and encourage with patience and instruction”.
In our school, we place great importance on readiness to listen and to learn.
Respect in our school:
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself:
Matthew 7:12 “Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Respect is our second core Christian value because we believe that people are made in the image of God, that everyone is special, everyone’s opinion matters, everyone’s contribution is important, everyone’s feelings should be considered, and everyone’s faith is sacred.
Within our school, we encourage all, ” to treat others as you would want them to treat you.” (Matthew 7:12) Respect can mean simply treating each other with politeness and courtesy and recognising that everyone’s contribution is important and that everyone’s feelings should be considered. We regularly discuss how respecting someone does not mean that we always agree with the other person but that we are prepared to listen and share our views without rudeness or impatience.
Safety in our school:
Psalm 16:1 “Keep me safe, O God, for in You I take refuge!”
The bible verse communicates that you can always trust in the Lord, no matter what. His love will keep you safe and protected in times of turmoil.
It is important that we all feel safe, and because of this we teach children about building trust. Everyone should feel safe to trust each other. We ensure that all feel safe, and that safeguarding is placed front and central in all areas of our school life and embedded within our policies. Our classrooms are safe places to learn.
In 2021, we are expecting our SIAMs inspection.