Christ Church Primary School, Moreton

RE & Faith Life of Our School

Our School Vision & Mission Statement

We are extremely proud to be a Church of England Primary school, with a strong Christian distinctiveness. Our mission and vision is firmly embedded and rooted in school life and permeates everything that we do.

Our mission is to love all children who are part of our community, helping them develop respect, tolerance, self-confidence and to become the best they can be.

We will support our children to develop their God given gifts to the full and encourage a life-long passion for learning which will successfully lead them into secondary school and beyond.

As a church school at the heart of Moreton community, our work is underpinned by the Christian values of friendship, humility, forgiveness, compassion, justice and service which Jesus helps us to achieve.

We are a welcoming, caring and inclusive school committed to working in partnership with parents, governors, Christ Church and Chester Diocese Academy Trust.

We strive to provide a rich and varied curriculum which reflects God’s concern for the whole child; promoting spiritual, moral, cultural, physical and emotional wellbeing alongside academic excellence and independence.

As a school community, we all work together to provide the very best for our pupils and families; firmly believing that:

Together we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us

 Our school vision is shared by all based on the following scripture:

“Love must be completely sincere. Hate what is evil, hold on to what is good. Love one another warmly as Christians, and be eager to show respect for one another. Work hard and do not be lazy. Serve the Lord with a heart full of devotion. Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.” Romans 12:9-12

Our School Aims

At Christ Church School, we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and is entitled to the relevant support to enable them to fulfil their potential. Our aim is to provide an exciting and dynamic learning experience, which gives children the opportunity to acquire the skills, attitudes and knowledge, which will enable them to understand the world around them, as they perceive it.

We as a school, all work extremely hard aspiring to achieve our school vision in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Our children are given opportunities to flourish and we encourage pupils, staff and families to develop their intimacy with God through prayer and their own reflections.

Through our Christian foundations, we acknowledge our responsibility to all, to enrich lives and show love and respect within our school family. We believe in life-long learning aiming to equip our children to live life today and for tomorrow rooted in Christian love.  

Collective worship

Children and staff engage in daily collective worship around the value and this is planned around whole school themes. Our half termly collective worship overview identifies the liturgical calendar links, international holidays and festivals and also takes into account any Local, National or Global issues to encourage children to reflect upon.

Each week, there is a collective worship follow on task planned for children to revisit the key messages explored during worship, unpicking scripture and allowing them to dig deeper or to ask and respond to their ‘big questions.’ Collective worship may be delivered outdoors, in classrooms, the school hall or even our church! We also enjoy weekly visits from the clergy at Christ Church Parish Church, Moreton.

 

Christian Values

We have taken 6 Christian Values from our school vision and we focus on one of these half termly. Our aim as a school is to ensure that our vision is a living reality which enables pupils and adults to flourish, so we have taken the values from our theologically rooted vision from Romans 12:9-12. The values we have chosen are:

Half term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Vision link(s)

Love must be sincere

 

Love one another

Serve the Lord with a heart full of devotion

Pray at all times

 

Respect one another

Love one another warmly as Christians

 

Respect one another

 

Pray at all times

Let hope keep you joyful

 

Be patient in your troubles

Be joyful in Christ’s love

 

The future that Christ offers

 

Value

 

 

 Love

 Service

 Peace

 Forgiveness

Hope

 Joy

             
             
             

At the end of each half term, a year group will deliver collective worship to their peers and parents to explain their learning and reflections on the value, demonstrating the context of how it links to our school vision.

 

Ethos group

Our school ethos group are a group of 12 children in Y5 who are recruited to be pivotal players in developing the Christian Distinctiveness of our school. They meet weekly with Miss Shahi and are currently fundraising to be enrolled on the Young Leader’s Award through the Archbishop of York Trust. Through this project they are developing their leadership skills by completing community actions to make a difference.

These ambassadors will represent the school at Christ Church Parish Church services and lead the whole school community in reflection days e.g. Experience Harvest & Experience Pentecost.

 

Lockdown

During school lockdowns, to keep children enagged in collective worship, we had a balance of online collective worship and sessions which were pre-recorded. Through this we could keep in touch with families and ensure consistency between the worship that key worker children engaged with in school and those at home having home learning. Here are a sample of our pre-recorded worship videos:

 

 

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Christ Church Primary School, MoretonUpton Road, Moreton, Wirral, Merseyside, CH46 0PB