Vision, Values and Ethos

King Charles C of E (VC) School – Where everyone shines!

‘Let your light shine before men, that. they may see your good works, and. glorify your Father which is in heaven.’  Matthew 5:16

Our school vision starts with our values, from which all else flows – Friendship, Creativity, Aspiration, Achievement and Teamwork – creating an environment where everyone can shine.

King Charles School is an ‘excellent’ Church School and our SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) report (February 2020) is available here.

Our Core Values

Our core values of Friendship, Creativity, Aspiration, Achievement and Teamwork thread through everything that everyone does which enables every member of our school family to flourish and shine.  Through working with our stakeholders in the summer term of 2019, we have linked these values to known bible stories giving our pupils a context and reference to pin these to.

Through our whole school values plan, we carefully link all the values that we know are special and important to us in order to maximise on contextual learning and opportunities to deepen our understanding.

What makes King Charles School different?

We worked with all stakeholders and gathered their feedback to inform the continuous development of our provision, curriculum and vision.  We asked questions such as, ‘What are the strengths of our school?’ ‘How do you feel we live out our values?’ ‘What should the future of our school be like?’ ‘Which stories could we link our values to?’ and ‘How do we live out the C of E vision of enabling our pupils to ‘live life in all its fullness?”

The responses were incredibly positive and we have used these to inform our developing and evolving school vision.  Here, using a word cloud, we have shown the words used in the answers and these show just what our community values and loves about our school.  We could see from these responses that they all enable our pupils to shine: to shine as creative, healthy, confident, nurturing, happy, successful, well-behaved, respectful, Christian individuals.

Living this out – Living life in all its fullness

Our school’s behaviour policy, curriculum, rewards systems, links with the community, approach to pastoral care and extra-curricular provision are just some of the ways in which we embrace, celebrate and live out our values and ultimate aim of being a school where everyone shines.

Each week children are recognised with a ‘Shine Award’, pupils enjoy ‘Shine Time’ with their peers where they celebrate their achievements and reflect on their learning.  Through stickers, celebratory displays and sharing with the community we shout from the rooftops that children here at King Charles can and do shine.

Come and visit us.  Come and see our whole school shine.