Vision and Values
THE TASS COMMUNITY: GROWING AND LEARNING TOGETHER
‘Every day excellence for EVERY child’
At Totley All Saints Church of England Primary School, we aim to be an exceptional school with Christian values at the very heart of the community. We recognise that children are a precious gift from God, made in His image and, as such, have infinite worth and value. As a result, we commit ourselves to providing an environment based on love and mutual respect where every child and every member of staff can thrive and is supported to achieve their unique and amazing potential as children of God.
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
Our Christian ethos promotes life to the full, values all children as individuals and encourages their moral and spiritual development, so that they can become courageous advocates in a rapidly changing world. Together with our families, churches and wider community, we aim for all children to succeed in body, mind, heart and spirit.
In pursuing our Vision, we believe our students will grow up aware of their value and that of others, seeking to live lives to the full, making a difference to their community, our country and to this world. The school will promote good health and fitness, perseverance, optimism and a “can-do” attitude. We will celebrate the success of every child, encouraging them to take pride in their own achievements as well as in those of others through a creative curriculum that is tailored to their needs. Children will have opportunities to build their confidence, skills and the self-esteem needed to be successful through the application of our vision in all aspects of school life. At all times we will seek to inspire children with a love of learning which will remain with them throughout their lives. Staff will have access to high quality professional development and will be nurtured and supported to be the best that they can be for the children.
Compelled by our Christian vision, we value and care for everyone in our school community completely, equally and unconditionally. The Bible depiction of love is one that “always protects, always trusts, always hopes always perseveres.” (Corinthians 13: 6-7). For us this will mean promoting individual and collective responsibility to respect and protect the rights of all, regardless of race, religion, age or ability to develop a healthy caring community where all children have a sense of their personal identity and worth.
We will seek to constantly adapt & improve, listen to parents & children and have ongoing reflection and debate amongst stake-holders.
We actively seek to promote the teachings of Jesus & particularly: “Do to others what you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31). We will uphold the principles of justice and compassion for all, forgiveness and generosity and will encourage all children to work selflessly for the good of others rather than only for their own self-interest.