Our Vision and Values
Our Vision: Growing together,
becoming all we are created to be
One body, many parts. 1 Corinthians 12
At the start of this new school year, we have reminded ourselves about what our school Vision and FACE values look like in action; it should be happening all around us when we are in our school: our vision is the FACE of St Mark’s.
Our vision and associated values are at the very heart of all that we do at St Mark’s, from our Teaching and Learning approach and curriculum content to our expectations of behaviour and the way in which we relate to others in our school community and in the wider world.
As a Church of England school, the Biblical verse that underpins our vision is: ‘One Body, Many Parts’ (1 Corinthians 12): We all bring our unique differences and, without everyone playing their part, in the best way they can, our school community cannot grow and flourish in the same way.
One of the main ways we can put our vision into action is through our FACE values. When we show these values in our learning and in our relationships, we grow as people and enabling ourselves and others to become more of who they are created to be.
Zacchaeus & the Tax Collector
When Zacchaeus was forgiven by Jesus, he felt peace and acceptance. When we offer forgiveness, we can bring peace to others which strengthens relationships. The dove is a sign of peace.
The Parable of the Sower
The seed planted in good soil is healthy and strong. If we root ourselves in knowledge and values for life, we are enabled to grow and aspire to achieve great things, in school and beyond.
The Good Samaritan
The Good Samaritan didn’t ignore the man who was suffering. He noticed the need and acted with love and compassion. People and our environment need our help, locally and globally.
Mary and Martha
In the story of Mary and Martha, Martha was distracted and ‘missed the moment’. We all need to engage, to play our unique part, to make our school community the best it can be.
It is wonderful to see how the St Mark’s vision and values are truly embedded into school life, genuinely informing the choices we make on a daily basis. I wonder if you can see these values in action at home too?
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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