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Welford and Wickham CE (VA) Primary School

‘Where the children come first’

School Christian Values

The children come first


‘May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvellous love’

Ephesians 3:17


‘…do unto others, as you would have them do to you’

Matthew 7:12


‘But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint’

Isaiah 40:31


Through love and mutual respect, we support the whole child, as a child of God: a child with roots and wings. We grow strong roots of academic achievement, through knowledge, skills and understanding, secure in the knowledge that they are loved and supported, within a framework of high expectations and respectful relationships. We encourage wings of confidence and resilience with which to fly, having strength of character, moral purpose and ever hopeful that they can be the good they want to see in their world.

Welford and Wickham School Prayer


Heavenly Father

Bless our school

It is a special place to us

Keep us safe from harm here

Help us to care for one another here

Though we may stumble along the way

Guide us as we learn to learn and learn to love

Lord, make this school your home too


First and foremost, we are a school where everyone delivers the very best of what they have to offer, so that every child can be the best that they can be. We want our children to leave school with roots and wings - roots of knowledge, skills and understanding and wings of confidence and resilience with which to fly. We believe that children should take a lead in how they learn and have ownership of how their school is shaped on a daily basis:


'Teachers should see learning through the eyes of the children ... and children should see themselves as their own teachers'

John Hattie - Visible Learning 2009


As a Voluntary aided Church of England School we uphold our core Christian Values of love and mutual respect. We also explore other Christian values, such as tolerance, perseverance, courage, friendship, justice and forgiveness through collective worship with the whole school. A group of Year 5 children, our Worship Team, take the lead in planning and delivering themes to the children in assembly time. Within our teaching of these values we also incorporate the teaching and understanding of British Values - democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty, by electing House Captains and School Council members, having very clear rules for the children to follow and ensuring that children understand that they have rights and responsibilities within our school community and beyond.



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