Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
It is our vision that Sheepy will continue to be a nurturing environment underpinned by strong Christian and British values.
At Sheepy, each child is treated as an individual and thoughtful teaching helps them to discover and develop their unique talents and abilities.
We are a family that works together; one that cares for, values and encourages all the children within our school community.
We are a community that is together; one that nurtures, values and encourages all the children within our care; we are a family that provides every child with enriching opportunities to shine. Most of all, we work together as one to ensure that everyone is cherished and supported to succeed and flourish. We have a strong belief that all things are possible, if there is faith, hope and love.
Our Vision is firmly rooted in Theology. It is supported by meaningful Bible quotes that help our Christian vision themes of Family, inclusion and a belief in one another, be expressed:
Psalm 133:1 “Oh how wonderful, how pleasing it is when all God’s people come together as one.”
Luke 10:27 “Love your neighbour as yourself”
Matthew 19:26 “With God, all things are possible.”
(Self-belief and determination)
"Working together as an inclusive family for all to flourish".
At Sheepy Magna CE Primary, we actively promote British Values through our curriculum. These are: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Actively promoting the values means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.
Sheepy Magna CE Primary is an inclusive school where all are welcome. Everybody who enters our school is to behave in a way which respects the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. We are an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.
We believe that everyone is entitled to be treated with respect. We teach our learners to understand that being different is a good thing, something to take pride in and value.
We explain in an age appropriate way, using picture books, that people are different. They have different religions, languages, customs and beliefs. We use simple stories to understand that some people might want to be different and that we should respect the right to be different. We help our learners to understand those characteristics which are protected by law.
Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:
1. All learners are of equal value
2. We recognise and respect difference
3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a sense of cohesion and belonging
4. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
5. We have the highest expectations of all our children.
We have set the following objectives for 2023 - 2026: