At Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School we aim to provide an exceptional education for every child in a safe, stimulating environment where everyone is valued and respected. We believe education is a partnership between home and school. We encourage the spiritual development of the children and the knowledge of God and the world.
- A stimulating, broad and balanced curriculum for every child.
- A religious education according to the principles and practices of the Church of England in a context where everyone is valued and respected.
- Excellent teaching and carefully targeted support to ensure every child is challenged to excel and achievements are celebrated.
- Staff development to ensure our staff are well trained.
- A safe, disciplined environment where all members of our school community are expected to treat each other with courtesy and respect.
Our Christian values
At Sir John Cass, we have selected 8 core Christian values, which represent our ethos and vision as a community. Our core Christian values are as follows: Wisdom, Thankfulness, Hope, Forgiveness, Service, Peace, Trust and Friendship.
Wisdom is insight into the way life works: a proper understanding of the consequences of our thoughts, words and actions and an awareness of the true value of things.
Thankfulness is directed towards God who gives and sustains life. Seeing the world as God’s creation underpins the way we approach everything in life: seeing is as a gift not a right.
True hope is much more than a general idea that things will get better. Christian hope is grounded in the character of God. As well as trusting God we need to develop qualities of steadfastness in our own character.
Christian teaching has always put forgiveness at the centre. Forgiveness cannot be given or received unless it is asked for and the asking must be genuine and from the heart.
The parable of the Good Samaritan shows we should serve those in need whoever they are. Such service is not offered to gain some advantage for ourselves. ‘Going the extra mile’ involves sacrifice, putting ourselves out for someone else’s benefit.
The Hebrew term for peace is Shalom, which has a deep and complex meaning. Not just absence of hostility but includes ideas of healing and health, wholeness and well-being. It means harmony, stability and security within a community. It refers to relationships based on truth and righteousness where people flourish because they are nurtured.
Trust is the very essence of faith: Trust in God who is trustworthy. Trust is essential to human life and is at the heart of all relationships. Trust is central to civilised society, to living together in harmony, so it is to be valued and honoured.
Friendship is an undisputed value in our society. Friends are not afraid to tell each other the truth and a friends loving criticisms are worth more than the empty compliments of someone who does not really care for you.
Easter Production 2016
We enjoyed an amazing performance today from Year 3 and 4 Performing Arts. The children performed, 'The Sonflower' a parable related to the Easter story.
Our code of conduct
At our school we:
At our school unacceptable behaviour is to:
We foster generosity and kindness and encourage with the children by the use of Class charities. By raising money in each class for a particular cause children begin to understand their role in being an active citizen. They also develop values of generosity, service to the community and demonstrate a commitment to the idea that tomorrow will be better than today.
Our current class charities are:
Foundation Stage: NSPCC (Pedal Push)
Class 1: Jump Rope for Heart
Class 2: WWF
Class 3: Global Campaign for Education
Class4: VisionAid / Whitechapel Mission
Class 5: WaterAid
Class 6: Amnesty International