Vision and Values
LEARNING AND GROWING TOGETHER WITH FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE
With Faith, anything is possible
Believe in yourself
With Hope, all things are brighter
Believe in your future
With Love, we are never alone
Believe in others
Micklefield means ‘Great Field’ and this image of a great meadow provides the basis of our school vision.
Within the meadow there is a huge diversity of plant life, grasses, clover, trees, hedgerows and various flowering plants all supporting each other and providing nourishment and safe shelter for many birds, animals and insects. Some of these may be referred to as weeds by gardeners but within our meadow they are all valued as we are reminded of Genesis 1 V31 ‘God saw all he had made, and indeed it was very good’. The meadow cannot stand alone. If it is not cut at the right time the seeds will not scatter and grow and the meadow will not flourish. We all need help to learn, to achieve and to succeed and that is our purpose as a school.
Our school vision is also rooted in the parable of the mustard seed:
The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which man took, and sowed in his field; which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds in the air come and lodge in its branches. Matthew 13 V31-32.
We firmly believe that we must provide the best possible foundations for every child in our school family to learn and grow; our school needs to be like the best meadow possible so that all the seeds that are sown in our soil can grow to be the strongest plants that reach far and flourish. It reminds us that although we are all individuals, like the small mustard seeds, if we work together as a family we can grow and develop into something wonderful, like the tree. It is important that our children are able to believe in themselves and the possibilities available to them, to learn by embracing challenge, questioning the world around them, reflecting and not being afraid to take risks so that they flourish as unique individuals and role models of the future.
Core Christian Values
Our school vision is underpinned by three core Christian Values: Faith, Hope and Love.
The School’s values seek to underpin the Christian belief that we are all God’s people and that we all matter. We believe that everyone within our school family should be valued and treated with love and respect and that each of us has the right to grow and become the best we can be. Likewise, we believe that we each have a responsibility to show respect and tolerance towards each other. Our shared core values are central to what we believe within school and permeate our daily work, interactions, relationships and decisions we make.
Through our vision we aim for children to be:
- Confident Citizens
- Community Citizens
- Conscious Citizens
Through these we aim for children to:
- Have a lifelong love of learning
- Have a love of reading
- Understand where they come from and the impact they can have on their communities
- Be provided with rich and varied experiences
- Ensure they feel safe, cared for and respected
- Treat everyone equally irrespective of gender, race, physical characteristics or any other factors and encourage children to value diversity
- Develop their confidence, self-belief and self-worth
- Promote empathy, compassion and caring
- Develop their ability to communicate and form positive relationships
- Persevere and feel confident to take risks
- Promote enthusiasm, laughter and fun
- Celebrate thrive own and others' achievements
- Become healthy, active and responsible citizens in a rapidly changing world
At Micklefield, we believe that faith is a firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It is rooted as our faith in God but is also a firm faith, trust and confidence in ourselves, others and in the children we teach. We want our children to grow the faith that they have in themselves and develop their own core beliefs, underpinned by Christian values and teaching, to equip them as they leave our school and take their place in the world.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.
For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
At Micklefield, we develop our value of faith through: having faith in one another as we delegate and also develop our school together; prayers in worship; listening to Bible stories and sharing the Christian faith with others in our community.
At Micklefield, we have high hopes and aspirations for our future, our school and community. We also understand that faith gives us hope for both now and for the future, and that this hope brings confidence. Hope for us means that there is always a future, whatever situation we are in, because God promised to never leave us, to always love us and to help us in times of need.
With God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26
At Micklefield, we develop the value of hope through: never giving up on our children and families; wanting the best for them academically and socially; helping them to see light despite the darkness; investing in the pastoral support we offer and learning about prayer.
Love is a very important value to us as a school. Love underpins everything that we do. It is very much ‘the why’ of who we are. Love is evident in our relationships with each other and in our actions to support our families, our community and our world. We see it in our interactions at school and home, feel it when we are together, and experience it through how others act towards us. We can grow and learn together because we know that God loves us.
Love is more important than anything else. It’s what ties everything completely together. Colossians 3:14
At Micklefield, we develop our value of love through: our worship times together, sharing stories of how God and Jesus show love to us; modelling positive interactions and encouragement; supporting those in need, both at school , in our community and in our world; and many other ways.
We are proud members of the Collaborative Learning Trust, find out more about our joint vision here.