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 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.
A friend loves at all times
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.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.
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.
Even in times of trouble we have confidence knowing that our difficulties produce perseverance, perseverance will refine our character and character will build hope.
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us
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.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you.
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.
Speak the truth to one another and make peace.
Get rid of every form of dishonesty and lying so that you will be known as one who speaks the truth.
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
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
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)
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)