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Thrybergh Fullerton
C of E Primary Academy

Welcome toThrybergh Fullerton C of E Primary Academy

Visions and Values

Our Trust Vision

We strive as a trust:

- To create and sustain challenging, stimultaing, nurturing and exciting learning experiences where all children achieve well and are keen to learn.

- To deliver good and outstanding teaching and learning for all pupils everyday.

- To offer an inclusive framework for education that opens for our children "Life in all its fullness"

- To empower leadership at all levels to drive improvements so that each school is aspirational and moves to its next level of performance

Our School Vision

 

In the Fullerton family we strive for every member to live 'life in all its fullness'; where each person grows through high expectations and inspired learning in a loving environment that values and cares for everyone because of our differences. 

 

 

 

Our school values

 

We promote Christian values in all that we do with a particular emphasis on:

 

Love

Love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, endures all things.

Corinthians 13:4-7

 

A friend loves at all times

Proverbs 17:17

 

 

love is choosing good on behalf of someone else

love is treating others as you want to be treated

love is not just a feeling, it is an action

love is kind

love is patient

 

 

Spread love wherever you go. Let no one come to you without leaving happier.

Mother Theresa

 

 

Respect

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.

Matthew 7:12

 

Show proper respect to everyone

1 Peter 2:17

 

 

respect is valuing the feelings of others

respect is celebrating everyone’s uniqueness

respect is listening to others’ opinions

respect is disagreeing appropriately

respect is appreciating what is good in others

 

 

Just imagine how different the world would be if we spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.

Holly Branson

 

Perseverance

Even in times of trouble we have confidence knowing that our difficulties produce perseverance, perseverance will refine our character and character will build hope.

Romans 5:3-5

 

Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us

Hebrews 12:1

 

 

perseverance is keeping on going

perseverance is doing things right not just quickly

perseverance is taking a step at a time

perseverance is not always seeing change straight away

perseverance is continued effort

 

Never give up. No matter what is going on around you. Never give up.

Dalai Lama

 

 Courage

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you.

Deuteronomy 31:6 

 

 

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, courage and love

2 Timothy 1:7

 

courage is tackling new challenges

courage is stepping out of our comfort zone

courage is reaching our potential

courage is facing things which might be difficult

courage is standing up for others

 

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela

 

Truthfulness

Speak the truth to one another and make peace.

Zechariah 8:16

 

Get rid of every form of dishonesty and lying so that you will be known as one who speaks the truth.

Ephesians 4:25

 

truthfulness is being honest (kindly)

truthfulness is admitting when you are wrong

truthfulness is having integrity

truthfulness is doing what is right

truthfulness is building others up

 

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters

Albert Einstein

 

 

 

Thrybergh Fullerton Theological Rationale

 

Summary of the theological rationale of Thrybergh Fullerton school

· the whole child meets all life can offer through our school,  and our vision is for an education that offers life in all its fullness

· love is at the core of our vision both in how we conduct our school and in the experience our children receive

· our relationships will be akin to that of a family, caring and nurturing and supporting one another through life together

· learning brings the light of life and our vision is for a learning journey that lights up the lives of every child

 

Commentary

 

Whole child, whole life

 “The ultimate worth of each person is grounded in being created in the image of God and in God’s love and compassion for each.”(Church of England Vision for Education, page 9)

Thrybergh Fullerton  educates the whole child and has a vision of education that brings fullness of life for every learner, echoing the promise of Christ to bring “Life in all its fullness” John 10:10

Thrybergh Fullerton  affirms creativity and joy in educational experience, seeking an environment akin to the joyful image of wisdom at play  in the presence of God: “ I was beside him like an architect, I was his daily source of joy, always happy in his presence, happy with the world and pleased with the human race.” Proverbs 8:30-31

Thrybergh Fullerton  believes education is a journey into the full truth of life and situates itself in the tradition of the church, formed by Christ breathing the Holy Spirit into his friends, such that they could be led further into the truth (John 16:13) and carry on doing as he did (John 20:21-22).

 

Love – and what it looks like

“Jesus and the love he embodies are at the heart of our faith” ”(Church of England Vision for Education, page 10) and Thrybergh Fullerton  consciously builds on love as a supreme value (Mark 12:28-34; see also Deuteronomy 6:5; Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 7:12, 22:36-40; Luke 10:27).

In the life of Thrybergh Fullerton  this is translated into expression, asking “What does love look like?”

and allowing the guidance of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians to remind us that

Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud;  (5)  love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs;  (6)  love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth.  (7)  Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

“The centrality of relationships in education is inspired by our conviction that the love Jesus taught and lived is at the heart of reality.” ”(Church of England Vision for Education, page 11)

 

Family relationships

Thrybergh Fullerton  prioritises the building of good relationships and learning about how these are to be conducted in healthy and enriching ways. It seeks to create an environment akin to that of a family. One key inspiration to relationships in Thrybergh Fullerton  is the image of the walk with the Lord, described in the poem ‘Footprints.’ From this the school derives the inspiration to ensure the journey of life and learning is one of walking, and of walking together, and supporting one another, inspired by God’s carrying of us, as we journey in life.

Thrybergh Fullerton  reflects the Church of England Vision for Education in its recognition that:

“ The God of wisdom, love, compassion and peace, in whose image we are created, is utterly relational. Hence the essential importance to human worth of fellow human beings, human community and the whole created world of which we are part, of the virtues, of the formation of character, and of relational practices, including service, prayer and worship. “

The formation of good relations is underpinned by a rooting Thrybergh Fullerton  and its work  the presence of God in the life of the school and an expectation of the fruit of the spirit to grow out of that root:

But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23a)

A vital strand of this also involves nurturing peace, kindness and humility towards all. Children are actively taught the meaning of these fruits of the spirit in relation to living wholesome and tolerant lives in a multicultural community and society, aware that “Jesus is himself understood as ‘the image of the invisible God’, who renews that image in human beings across differences of religion, race, nationality, gender, and economic or social status (Colossians 1:15, 3:10-11; Galatians 3:28).” ”(Church of England Vision for Education, page 11)

 

Light comes through learning.

Like the Wisdom literature of the Old Testament, as in the Psalms and Book of Proverbs, Thrybergh Fullerton  sees all learning as part of the light of God, like the word of God described in Psalm 119.105:
Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path.’

As such, the school reflects the Church of England vision for Education with its “confidence that the pursuit of wisdom, knowledge and skills is consistent with how God has shaped the world and ourselves.” ”(Church of England Vision for Education, page 8)

Thrybergh Fullerton  notes that Jesus himself, as a child, ‘grew in wisdom’ (Luke 2:52) and reflects the image of light used in the opening of the Gospel of John. The first chapter describes the Word of God, incarnate in Christ, but also seen as embodying the light of all.

The Word was the source of life, and this life brought light to people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out. (John 1:4-5)

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