Vision and Values
Our Vision to help all flourish:
This is our school. Let peace dwell here.
Let the rooms be full of contentment.
Let love abide here.
Love of one another, love of mankind, love of life itself and love of God.
Let us remember that as many hands build a house, so many hearts make a school.
Each section of our Vision is biblically rooted (and these expansion notes can be found on our visions and values page) and links to the distinctiveness is our school. A key biblical link is Matthew 28:16-20.
Our school is Ecumenical in every sense. We are multi denominational as well as having a very wide range of faiths at school. One aspect of our inter-church make up is being Methodist (there are not many Methodist schools in the country). Methodist Schools are inclusive and unpretentious communities where individuals are valued, good order is respected, relationships cherished, and where excellence in its widest sense (academic, extra-curricular, lifestyle) is pursued for children of all faiths and none.
Our belief in creating an inclusive family, that builds on the strengths of many distinct groups runs through all that we do. We respect difference, seek out new ways to do things and then refine them into “The Vine” way. Meaning we create a stronger community every time we change, grow and add new family members.
The Vine School aims link directly to our commitment to developing the whole child. In the school hall there is a Vine backpack in which each of these aims is represented by an item chosen by the pupils. At the beginning of each school year the backpack is unpacked and the school aims are explored and discussed. At the centre of the backpack there is a secret heart that symbolises the key aim of the school, that every pupil and member of staff is known, valued and loved.
THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT – OUR SCHOOL VALUES
we aim to achieve our Vision by living by our values
The name of our school comes from the Bible reading John: 5 ‘
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.’
The fruits of the spirit are found in Galatians 5: