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Ethos & Values

Bishop Wood CE Junior School – Vision

Wisdom – Hope – Community – Dignity

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

At Bishop Wood Junior School our Christian faith and values form the basis of everything we do.  As a Church of England school, our vision can be summed up in four words: Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity. We believe that these four words underpin all that we strive to achieve.

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills

“A wise man who built his house on rock.” (Matthew 7:24)

  •  Provide opportunities for all members of the school community to grow in wisdom as we reflect upon who we are as God’s children
  • Help our pupils to develop the love of learning that will prepare them for secondary school and open doors for their future
  • Celebrate the gifts of the Spirit while learning new skills for the future

Educating for Hope and Aspiration

 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free.” (Romans 8:2)

  •  Encourage all members of the school community to face challenges with faith, courage and determination
  • Encourage pupils, staff and governors to inspire others by their example
  • Maintain a school where staff and pupils share a commitment to live God’s love

Educating for community and living well together

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)

  •  Provide a loving school where children can learn, grow together and live well, caring for each other
  • Develop an ethos that values service in our Parish
  • Broaden our understanding of who is our neighbour by celebrating the diversity of the global community

 Educating for dignity and respect

“You are the body of Christ. Each one of you is part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12)

  •  Maintain a school in which mutual respect and relationships are rooted in treating others as we would wish to be treated ourselves
  • Ensure that all members of our community, inspired by the teachings of Christ, feel valued as members of one body
  • Walk together on our spiritual journeys