Our vision for Weare Academy Church of England First School is that:-
'All can achieve'
Everyone is valued and respected
Relationships grow through kindness and compassion
We appreciate the importance of forgiveness
We recognise and are thankful for the opportunities we have
We are responsible for making the most of ourselves, each other and the world around us
We are a warm, welcoming and inclusive school and see ourselves as an integral part of the local community, providing an outstanding environment for children to learn. Our aim is that every child will leave our school having achieved their full potential and that they develop a love of learning; and are confident, kind and well-rounded individuals.
Our Christian values
At the heart of our school's ethos, lie our Christian values. Every half term focus on a particular value within Collective Worship and in class reflection time. We listen to stories from the bible and take time to consider how we can incorporate this value into our daily lives. Our core Christian Values are:- Thankfulness, Kindness and Compassion, Respect, Forgiveness and Responsibility.
We invited our families to share in the celebration of the harvest at St Gregory's church. Year One were invited by the Diocese of Bath and Wells to 'Taste the Harvest' at Kirlie's Farm. This is their presentation to the congregation at our Harvest Festival.
Kindness and Compassion:-
Kindness through all our interactions with each other.
1 Corinthians 16:14 'Whatever you do, do it with kindness and love.'
Year 4 children have been learning about empathy and acts of kindness as part of their PSHE and Citizenship lessons, and also forming part of the teaching about the core Christian values of Weare Academy C of E First School. As part of their learning, the children made great connections with the local community by offering to carry out acts of kindness for them. This involved all the children and several volunteering adults visiting local neighbours on the morning of Wednesday 23rd November, to help out with outdoor jobs such as raking leaves, moving logs, cleaning windowsills, sweeping steps and driveways. In addition, several of the children visited the church to help clean the church rooms. Reverend Judith Jeffery and the community members who participated, were very appreciative of the children's contributions, and the children thoroughly enjoyed being able to help out and see the impact of their kindness.
Respect by valuing every individual for their uniqueness, celebrating similarities and differences and all that they bring to our school community.
1 Peter 2:16 'Show respect for everyone'.
Forgiveness because we understand that we all make mistakes.
Matthew 18:22 ' "How often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?" "No!" Jesus replied, "seventy times seven!"
Each class has its own reflection corner. We share stories and events which affect us as individuals and as members of society, and display some of our ideas in this special place.