Our school family is very important to us. We support the whole family to ensure that our pupils can achieve their best. Our culture and ethos is based on the following core values:
We believe that by learning, working and playing together we can achieve so much more and make real differences, both big and small. The core elements of Friendship are: Adapting, Empathising, Collaborating, Interacting, Compromising, Negotiating, Communicating, Understanding, Caring and Unity.
We are a Church of England Primary School and the Christian Faith underpins our ethos and our mission statement. We seek to promote Christian values and understanding throughout all aspects of school life. Our core values from which all other values grow are Friendship, Faith and Future.
We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to develop their God-given potential.
This is our school cross to which every new child adds their own small wooden cross as they join the Shipley family.
Values for Life Programme
Each half term we focus in more detail on one value in particular during our whole school and class-based worship. Although we see these values as Christian values, we strongly feel that they are values all children need to learn about and develop in order to become productive, successful and caring members of society. In addition, each half term we seek to strengthen the home-school partnership by resourcing parents and carers to explore the school’s values with their children. The Home School Values sheets are packed full of quizzes, stories, fascinating facts and words of wisdom.
(& Pentecost – knowing God’s presence)
(& Trinity – God’s never ending love)
(& celebrating Candlemass – Trusting God’s promises)
(& celebrating Lent & Easter – when darkness turned to light)