Our vision is to create a school where every child and adult has self-belief and the opportunity to be the best they can be, fostered through a sense of belonging, of being valued and with respect for individuality. We will be defined by who we are and what we do.
The Good Samaritan was a man of compassion, courage and responsibility, who saw it upon himself to always do the right thing by others. Even in times of austerity, when it felt scary to do so, he was courageous in the choices he made. He helped more than just his friends, because he believed it was important to value everybody, whoever they were. In the moment, he took responsibility when another was in need, because it was just the right thing to do. He made a difference, not just to one person, but to scores of communities who heard of the humility he showed.
Inspired by this story, it is our vision that Horsford Church of England Primary School will foster the values of compassion, courage and responsibility.
We have selected a Bible story to build on the Christian understanding of our values.
Courage - A Test of Courage - Esther 2-9
Esther showed courage when she saw her people being treated unfairly, even though she put herself in danger by speaking out.
We encourage our children to show courage to make the right choices and challenge, even when others may not agree.
Compassion - The Lost Sheep - Luke 15
The shepherd cared so much about his large flock, that when one disappeared, he did not stop searching until the sheep was safe and sound.
We encourage our children to care for everyone and everything, beyond their circle of friends.
Responsibility - The Wise and Foolish Builders - Matthew 7
When the foolish builder made the easy choice of building his house upon the sand, he had nothing to show for it. However the wise builder who took the time to build his house upon the rocks, created a safe home he felt proud of.
We encourage our children to make the responsible choice, even if it is not the easiest.