Our Vision and Values
MANY HEARTS – ONE SCHOOL
We recognise and celebrate the individuality of each person, and yet also cherish the common good that is created when those hearts come together as one school. This reflects the teaching of the Apostle Paul who said “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” 1 Corinthians Ch 12 v 12
God has created us as individuals and we all have different gifts and abilities which, when we bring to our school community demonstrates we are interdependent on one another.
This school is a community where we all work together, where individual needs are recognised and supported and where every child matters. We firmly believe that collective worship is an integral part of our community and through it children develop socially, morally and spiritually. We are an Academy and are part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust.
OUR VISION: UNLOCKING A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY
We’ll do this by i) developing faith, ii) promoting wellbeing, iii) enabling learning, iv) encouraging responsibility, and v) inspiring aspiration.
The shared Christian values that underpin our life together are:
LOVE – runs throughout our whole approach to school life; our school prayer says, ‘let love abide here.’ 1 John 4:11 [1 Corinthians 13]
CARE – we prioritise nurturing one another, so that every person’s spiritual and emotional wellbeing are protected and cared for. Ephesians 4:32 [Philippians 4:7]
WISDOM – we believe that learning leads not only to academic achievement, but also wisdom for life. Proverbs 3:13 [Proverbs 16:16]
RESPECT – we respect every one of God’s children, which breeds a culture of compassion and acceptance. 1 Peter 2:17 [Matthew 6:26]
COURAGE – we encourage each person to persevere and show resilience in all their endeavours. Joshua 1:7 [Isaiah 41:13]
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At Rivenhall C of E (VC) Primary school we believe that spirituality can be the recognition that we as human beings are not merely the physical, but that something more and profound dwells within us. As a result of this recognition we may, as individuals, and at times collectively, search for a deeper meaning within life beyond what we simply see around us.
As a church school this may be seen in the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and draw upon the Fruit of the Spirit of: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self – control (Galatians 5:22-23).