Sowing the Seeds for a Flourishing Future
As a Church of England Primary School, providing nurture and development for children from all faiths and none, we wanted a vision that focused on the growth of the individual whilst celebrating the school's relationship with God and Christianity.
Our loving environment cultivates the foundations of mutual respect and the understanding that every child is special in God's eyes. Our children are the seeds from which we will build a brighter future. We nurture and nourish them so they grow and flourish.
To represent our Vision, the pupils chose The Parable of the Mustard Seed. It relates to small things, such as our wonderful school, whilst showing the amazing growth and development that can happen through nurture and nourishment, enabling all to flourish surrounded by the love of God. We are not only enabling our pupils to flourish for their own benefit, but so they can go on to provide shelter and support for others.
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.
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:
Our Vision and Values are actively used to support many aspects of life at Englefield.
We regularly talk to pupils about the impact that the Vision and Values have on their thoughts and actions and we share these views across the school.
At each staff or governor meeting, we reflect on how the discussions and decisions have been influenced by our school vision to ensure that our actions match our intention.
Each year, the school council are invited to talk to the governors about their own understanding of our Vision and Value and how they see them in action in our school.