St Christopher’s is a school community with personalised learning at its heart. We provide unique experiences that inspire and challenge our young people as they navigate their journey through life.
To ensure that every young person is equipped and empowered to become the best version of themselves and able to demonstrate the St Christopher’s school values:
Always show Kindness to others
Just have Positivity in everything you do
Own your Creativity
Understand your Responsibility to yourself and others.
Respect each other
Never give up, show Determination
Your Honesty is valued.
We believe that success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important that the outcome. As a school we personalise our provision to ensure every child accesses the right curriculum pathway to achieve their full potential.
Our patron saint is St Christopher who we ask to protect us on our travels, wherever we may roam; keep us safe and guide us, always safely home.
We aim to provide a place of excellence where pupils can achieve their full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual development. We will provide a safe, caring place where pupils and adults feel they can make a contribution and are valued as individuals, learning to respect themselves and others. We will strive to develop a partnership between students, parents, staff, governors and the community as a whole.
We teach our pupils about right and wrong through purposeful learning around making a good choice. We encourage democracy within school through our student voice groups and wider engagement with pupils. We celebrate different faiths and cultures through our curriculum and in direct learning experiences in school and within our community. We celebrate what is means to be British through our SMSC curriculum.
Pupils have worked together to create value characters. These characters all have some aspect of journey to their design in line with our belief that we all need extra tools and skills to help us on our journey. These characters form the basis of our school rewards with pupils able to earn nominations if they successfully display a school value. Pupils receive Head teacher postcards home in the post or a School value certificate. In addition pupils can receive a value tag to hang up on our celebration wall in reception.
In each classroom the characters are displayed to remind pupils of the importance of being a good person and making the right choices.
We also ensure that in our staff code of conduct policy, all staff are expected to model these values when working with pupils, parents and other staff.
The Department for Education states that there is a need:
“To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the
fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.