All Saints is a happy, safe and inclusive school where:
- Learning is a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone.
- We provide our pupils with the highest standards of education in a nurturing, fun and friendly atmosphere.
- A wide range of enriching opportunities are provided.
- Every child is encouraged to be an independent, reflective and creative learner.
- We challenge every child to ensure they achieve, and reach their full potential.
- We pride ourselves on exemplary behaviour, good manners and respect for each other.
- Parents are welcomed and included in their child’s education.
- Staff are valued and trusted.
- Children are provided with the necessary skills to grow into responsible, caring and fulfilled adults.
- Our children make our community proud and are being prepared for life in Modern Britain.
This vision is underpinned by the Christian Values we share; Love, Perseverance, Friendship, Generosity, Truthfulness, Courage, Compassion, Service, Forgiveness, Justice, Respect, Trust and Thankfulness.
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Talk about COMPASSION together...
Compassion is about ‘standing in someone else’s shoes’ when they are having a hard time. In other words, trying to understand how they might be feeling and doing our best to try to help.
Talk together about:
• how we can show compassion and kindness to one another at home
• recognising when friends at school need us to listen and act with compassion
• stories in the news demonstrating how strangers show compassion in times of natural disasters
• how nations show compassion to other nations at times of disaster or need by sending money or volunteers to help
What a difference compassion and kindness can make!
Numerous charities help people who have been hurt, are ill or suffer through lack of resources. Below are just 3:
- World Vision encourages individuals and groups to ‘Sponsor a Child’ in an area of the world where food, health and education cannot be taken for granted. For just 75 pence a day the life of a child, in for example Uganda or Bolivia, can be transformed by providing help to grow food, source clean water, improve health services and pay for education. www.worldvision.org.uk
- Help for Heroes was set up after many British soldiers returned from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. By giving to this charity the public show their compassion for the soldiers and their families and recognise the service they gave on behalf of us all. www.helpforheroes.org.uk
- Help the Hospices. Sometimes when people become very ill they go to a hospice which will provide them with care and compassion. Often hospices are maintained by donations from people who admire and value their service or who have had a relative who has been helped by the hospice. www.helpthehospices.org.uk