Our Vision

Our Vision

Encouraging the acorns to be the oak God means them to be

Within our school we actively work to encourage the acorn to be the oak God means them to be within an inclusive and supportive school family. As well as helping our children to grow in their knowledge and skills, we work to develop them as individuals through our strong pastoral work in well-being so our school community is ‘rooted and grounded in love’ (Ephesians 3:17).

Our aim is to keep growing a strong community based on love and care for each other, to support children’s development as learners and as young people. The many branches of this work include:

  • High quality learning experiences to inspire and challenge at all ages and stages of development
  • Excellent support for well-being through our team of ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support), chaplaincy, mental health awareness and SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) champions
  • Collaboration with church and community organisations

  • Wider links with the other schools in our multi-academy trust and beyond

As part of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust family of schools we aspire to grow together, serve one another and support our children in living life ‘in all its fullness’ (John 10 10). We work to deliver these aspirations through our vision and our 5 Commitments: care, creativity, courage, collaboration and the Christian faith.

At an everyday level, this work is seen in the relationships between children and adults; in our key school policies; and in the decisions made by the governing body.  We value what everyone has to offer and welcome development as the school grows and changes over time.

‘My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you’ (John 15:12)

Resources from the Diocese of York to support families at home while schools are closed

  • Family Worship: Youtube channel for family and school worship – a 15 min slot at 9.30 after the Joe Wicks workout slot 
  • Blackburn Diocese: Blackburn Diocese have a number of digital resources. These include podcasts for children and resources for children/youth work at home
  • God For All In Cumbria: God for All in Cumbria have put up a Pinterest page for households
  • Rhema Theatre Group: Free film/drama clips for Holy week & Easter from Rhema theatre group
  • #WorshipingWithChildren: Acts of Worship at Home – Carolyn Brown who curates the #WorshipingWithChildren site has designed a simple act of worship for families at home
  • Fischy Music: Fischy Music are doing online assemblies. Join them at:
  • Rend Co Kids: Songs from Rend Co Kids
  • Diddy Disciples: If you have young children, you can join Diddy Disciples for Bedtime Prayers at 6.45pm on their Facebook page
  • Enagage At Home: daily prayer and worship activities for families
‘Rooted and grounded in love’ (Ephesians 3:17)