We are a Church of England school - established on this site in the Victorian era to benefit the children of the parish who could not afford education. Our historic foundation is recorded in the school’s Trust Deed by Thomas Young (dated 1664) and established on its present site by Andrew Percival, George Henry Percival and Thomas Aris in 1897.
We are firmly rooted in the Christian principles that inspired those early Church schools and today we willingly and actively seek to serve an ever expanding, wide and diverse community.
Our values and mission are born from the Christian faith and that sense of duty to provide all children with a fair and equal start in life; but they are excellent virtues for any member of society to uphold, no matter what your belief system.
Based on our statement of spirituality, we believe that God can be felt in our school through the good in everyone and the work that we do. There is a tangible force for good moving through our school every day.
We believe that through the living out of our values and our core ethos of love (and therefore compassion) our children will leave us with the tools and the understanding of their mission to make this world a better place.
We are building what we value and everything we do is done with love - as we grow together in God's love.
It is our mission is to build a happy, safe learning environment; where whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whatever your starting point, we will nurture you, love you and work with you - so that you leave us knowing that you can change the world, as we grow together in God’s love.
1 Corinthians 16: 13-14
THINK: We are thoughtful
CARE: We are caring and kind
SEEK: We persevere with courage
BUILD: We co-operate
RESPECT: We respect everyone
And everything we do, is done with LOVE.
Fostering a child's spiritual development means, for us at Pattishall CE Primary, enabling them to find a sense of peace. Giving them time to ground themselves and experience awe and wonder in the natural world.
It is also about offering quiet, reflective time - an opportunity for prayer in addition to our daily communal prayers.
We are developing Prayer Stations and Reflective Corners around school to allow children to chance to explore their spiritualty.
Linking to our core Christian value of love and our Biblical Theology that everything we do is done with love, and also our curriculum vision that is underpinned by those values, we have embarked on the Global Neighbours Accreditation.
From our Golden Thread (see The Pattishall Curriculum Page for more details) of 'Diversity, Inclusion and Global Citizenship', We want our children to have the skills to flourish in a diverse and complex society, knowing that they can change the world.
The Global Neighbours accreditation scheme will be verified by the Church of England Education Office and will consist of three levels - bronze, silver and gold.
To achieve accreditation, schools will demonstrate how they are fulfilling criteria relating to:
How will schools benefit from the scheme?
Global Neighbours provides a framework for thinking about global citizenship education in schools. You will get ideas for curriculum and collective worship activities to equip you to weave a global perspective into your current curriculum provision, which will support you in helping young people to become active global citizens.
The scheme aims to increase pupils’ understanding of the root causes of poverty and injustice, as well as engage and empower pupils as agents of change in the transformation of our world. Participation in the scheme will support schools that are seeking to advance the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of pupils, strengthen the ‘promotion of fundamental British values’, promote critical thinking across the curriculum, and strengthen links with the local community. Global Neighbours can also enhance Religious Education provision in schools by increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding about why and how Christians, along with people of other faiths and those of no faith, want to change the world to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.
By helping pupils to claim their voice as global citizens, participation in the scheme will support schools develop and showcase their work in helping their pupils to become active global citizens and courageous advocates for change in the world, from a local to global level.
In addition, the scheme will help church schools fulfil the Church of England’s Vision for Education that is ‘deeply Christian, serving the common good’ as well as supporting some of the SIAMS requirements for character development: hope, aspiration and courageous advocacy.
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFORMATION AS TO HOW WE ARE BUILDING OUR GLOBAL NEIGHBOURS WORK INTO OUR CURRICULUM.
See you at 9.45am each day for our daily act of worship and reflection!
Our core value is love. But, each half term, we explore a new Christian value linked to our values of thoughtfulness, kindness, cooperation, respectfulness, perseverance with courage and love.
2021 - 2022 Termly values and weekly themes
Autumn 1 - Thankfulness linking to our value of thoughtfulness
Autumn 2 - Trust linking to our value of respect
Spring 1 - Perseverance linking to our values of perseverance with courage
Spring 2 - Justice linking to our value of love
Summer 1 - Service linking to our value of kindness
6th May 2022 May Day Celebrations - whole school event
Summer 2 - Truthfulness linking to our value of cooperation
Class led worship based around the term's value
A new class each week - families welcome.
Collective Worship led by the Church of England based around the Church calendar
Rev Canon Karen Jongman
Week 1: Songs of Praise
Week 2: Diversity and inclusion - seeking inspiration and gaining aspiration from the best that has been thought, said, done and overcome.
Mrs McLean- Head Teacher
Picture News - current affairs, reflected on from a Christian perspective
Mrs McLean - Head Teacher
Worship led by the Methodist Chapel based around the value of the term.
John Atkin and David Speirs
Values in Practice - our ViP Awards are awarded to all children who have demonstrated our school values through their daily life.
Mrs McLean - Head Teacher - families welcome
Adult: Let everything we do be done with love...
Children: As we grow together in God's love.
This is our school.
Let love dwell here.
Let the rooms be filled with courage and perseverance.
Let kindness live here.
And let us remember that, as many hands build a house - so many thoughtful hearts build our school.
Each class has their own Christian symbol. During their Religious Education, they learn about their particular symbol, so that by the time they leave us. they have a firm understanding of seven key symbols of Christianity and the history behind them.
Our Christian symbol is the empty cross, to show that Jesus dies and lived again.
Our Christian symbol is the fish.
Symbolic meaning. ΙΧΘΥΣ (ichthys), which translates into English as "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour".
Our Christian symbol is the star the guided the shepherds and kings to Jesus' birth place.
Representing the trinity: Jesus the light of the world; God, the candle holding the flame up and the warmth representing the Holy Spirit.
Our Year Group Christian Symbol: St Peter's keys to Heaven
In the Gospel of Matthew 16:19, Jesus says to Peter, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on Earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Our Year Group Christian symbol is the Trinity. The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (Latin: Trinitas, lit. 'triad', from trinus, "threefold") holds that God is three consubstantial persons or hypostases—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as "one God in three Divine Persons".
Our Christian symbol is the dove. The use of a dove and olive branch as a symbol of peace originated with the early Christians, who portrayed the act of baptism accompanied by a dove holding an olive branch in its beak and also used the image on their sepulchres. ... The dove and olive branch also appeared in Christian images of Noah's ark.