Visioning and Values
If you would like advice, support or training on visioning and values please contact the office on 01603 882344 or for advice, support and training on RE please contact Kathryn Wright on 01954 261457 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘The enabling of every child to flourish in their potential as a child of God is a sign and expression of the Kingdom and is at the heart of the Church’s distinctive mission’. (The Church School of the Future review 2012)
Dr Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, said that ‘church schools embody the truth that a context of firm principles suffused by faith and love is the best and right basis for learning and growing'; our mission is to support schools in their desire to nurture and develop their Christian character and to provide the best possible education for every child in their care.
Our schools aim to be both excellent and distinctive, celebrating their Anglican heritage to make them special places of teaching and learning. A truly distinctive church school is built on the centrality of the Christian faith in the life of the school, not as an additional or incidental feature, but as a fundamental and guiding principle. The quality and distinctiveness of all Church of England schools is monitored through regular denominational inspections focusing on the schools' Christian values and their impact on the education of the children in their care.
A copy of the Church School of the Future review 2012 is available to download here.
The Church School of the Future Review 2012 (.pdf / 1422kb)
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is the second aim of education as set out in the Education Reform Act 1988. The Diocese of Norwich believes that SMSC development is at the heart of school effectiveness and should be central in developing the vision and articulating the values of a school.
To order a copy of our publication on SMSC please go to the purchasing page on the Diocesan website by clicking here
Every Child Matters
"Every child is made, like the rest of us, in the image of God. That is a truth Christians have long known. So it is no surprise to see closely shared values between the Christian faith and Every Child Matters. The basis of the Christian life is one built on relationship; both with God and with every person around us." Bishop Graham