“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, by encouraging one another.” (Hebrews 10: 24-25)
Our Vision Statement
At the heart of our school and it’s Christian Values are high expectations and depth in faith that inspire us to grow, flourish and work together as a team, to achieve our full potential.
Our Core Christian Values
Holy Trinity and St Silas Primary School is a Church of England Voluntary-Aided school that offers a distinctly Christian education in an inclusive environment where we encourage all children and young people to learn, enquire and grow.
The distinctive nature of our approach to education can be found in our explicit Christian values such as collective worship, a grounded Christian ethos and in our Religious Education.
Children and staff of all faiths and none are welcome at our school and our aims are to promote understanding and tolerance between those of different faith traditions.
‘Church schools should nourish Christians in their faith, encourage those of other faiths and challenge those of no faith’ Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury 1980 – 1991
As a community, we have identified six values that are woven into the very fabric of the school which we expect all members of the school community – students, staff, governors, parents and clergy – to model in our lives, at home and at school:
Autumn 1: Koinonia
Autumn 2: Wisdom
Spring 1: Endurance
Spring 2: Forgiveness
Summer 1: Compassion
Summer 2: Service
Koinonia may be a word you don’t instantly recognise. It is a Greek word that occurs 20 times in the Bible (first occurring in Acts 2:42) and it means ‘communion, joint participation and contribution’. It identifies the idealised state of fellowship and unity that should exist within the Christian Church.