Sowing the Seeds for a Flourishing Future
The Parable of the Mustard Seed Matthew 13: 31-32
The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.
We will create a foundation of learning and self-confidence in every child by providing a welcoming, happy and supportive environment in which Christian values are central to the ethos of the school. It is through these values that we will encourage concern and care for all members of the school community and beyond. Through our teaching of the curriculum and our values, our pupils will grow morally, physically, educationally and spiritually. We will build strong links between the school, the family, the parishes and local community and encourage respect for the beautiful countryside and environment in which our school is situated. Through the Christian faith, we will cultivate the foundations of mutual respect and responsibility and promote equality of opportunity for all.
1 Corinthians 16:14: “Do everything in love."
Love is at the centre of all we do at Englefield and this is reflected in our values:
Love of God
We show our love of God through the values of faithfulness, open-mindedness, spirituality, trust and reflection.
Love of Others
We show our love of others through the values of respect, forgiveness, compassion, empathy and cooperation.
Love of God’s World
We show our love of God’s world through worship and the values of thankfulness, fellowship, courageous advocacy, justice, and responsibility.
Love of Myself
We show our love for ourselves through the values of self-worth, confidence, independence, integrity and resilience.
Love of Life
We show our love of life through the values of passion, joy, appreciation, hope and peace.