Values and Vision of the Spires Federation

We have hard-working, talented staff who are committed to supporting each and every one of our pupils and their families to ensure that we realise our vision; written following consultation with staff, pupils, parents/carers, Governors and the Diocese. It reflects the unique qualities that every school has. It embodies where we are now and where we aspire to be in the future, to create the very nest learning environments,

'The Spires Federation is an inclusive and caring family of small schools that pursues excellence through challenge and support. We provide an energetic, stimulating and rewarding learning environment that seeks to ensure both staff and pupils flourish, and recognises each person as valued and valuable in the eyes of God. We work towards our schools being the beating heart of the local community and we actively seek opportunities for all members of our school community to have wide horizons. We aim to enable our schools to respond positively to change and actively engage in promoting social justice, to live well with difference and to feel excited about the future.'

 We are proud to be,

'Small schools; wide horizons'

Our children are happy, well behaved and successful in their learning. Our key values enable us to realise our vision and these have recently been updated to ensure that they enable us to be successful. They focus on the key attributes that we believe every person should have to be successful in everything that they do.

Respect

Honesty

Hope

Wisdom

Collaboration

RESPECT - Everyone at the Spires Federation is taught to respect each other and themselves. They value individuality and respect equality and diversity. Through adults modelling respect, children learn to listen, communicate and behave in a way which contributes to the harmony of the school community and beyond. It helps us to think about what is valued and sacred. We respect all of God’s creations.

Genisis 1:1- ‘In the beginning God created the heavens of the earth.

Genesis 1: 27- 'So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.'

HONESTY - This is at the centre of everyone's character. Christ said that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. If Christ is Truth, then it follows that lying is moving away from Christ. Being honest is about following in God's footsteps.

Hebrews 6:18 - "So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie." (NLT)

HOPE - At the Spires federation, we recognise that courageous people can be agents for change. Hope is not always spontaneous or easy. There is work to be done. As well as trusting God, we have to develop qualities of steadfastness in our own characters.

Paul says: ‘We know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Romans 5:3-4)

WISDOM - As ‘Small schools; wide horizons’ we want to provide everyone with the opportunity to exploring the world through our broad and balance curriculum. Wisdom is insight into the way life works: a proper understanding of the consequences of our thoughts, words and actions and an awareness of the true value of things. We learn from the parables that learning is approved by God and Jesus showed that through questioning.

Proverbs 18:15 – ‘Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights.

COLLABORATIONStemming from the Christian value of Koinonia.  In Christian teaching Koinonia describes how Christians come together as a family. The members of our school family are interdependent: all are needed and valued and each person is important to the whole. We are working together to ensure all feel included and valued. God is both unity and community.

Corinthians 12:24-26 - But God has combined the members of the body….so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it.