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5 Because you have these blessings, do all you can to add to your life these things: to your faith add goodness; to your goodness add knowledge; 6 to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add patience; to your patience add devotion to God; 7 to your devotion add kindness toward your brothers and sisters in Christ, and to this kindness add love. 8 If all these things are in you and growing, you will never fail to be useful to God. You will produce the kind of fruit that should come from your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8

 

An inspiring curriculum centred on Friends, Faith and Lifelong Learning

Friends…

  • To encourage positive relationships that are characterised by care and empathy, building respect for themselves and others in a diverse society

  • To help build a happy, safe and interconnected community that celebrates life within the school family and the wider village context

 

Faith…

  • To value all as a gift from God where each individual, within the school family, has the opportunity to explore their own potential and purpose

  • To offer an education that has its foundations in the Christian faith that seeks to bring life to all we do

 

Life-long learning…

  • To encourage a love of learning through a vibrant and inclusive curriculum which actively enables all children to reach their full potential

  • To equip all pupils with the skills required to succeed in life

 

Six core theological concepts underpinning our vision and work

  1. SalvationLifelong learning – ‘Good news’. Our school is welcoming and inclusive. We reach out to all and take financial risks to ensure we are serving those who need it the most. We transform lives by working closely with children and their families – seen by Leading Parent Partnership Award. We give emotional and practical support. Daily collective worship allows children to see how Jesus transformed the lives of others. Growth mindset is important alongside skills of perseverance and resilience – our Imagineering Suite is one of the ways we support the development of these lifelong skills

  2. CreationFaith – We believe everyone is made in the image of God and they should be loved, celebrated and valued for their uniqueness. We accept all to our community and value them for their inherent, not conditional, worth. Our Christian faith calls us to be a fully inclusive community, something we are proud of despite the impact this can have on funding and external drivers (e.g. SATS and league tables). SEND pupils are valued and are given specialist support. Our curriculum is bold and vibrant to enable all to flourish and build skills they need for life.  Teachers adapt teaching to support all pupils, giving personalised support where necessary. Subject leaders ensure the intent of their subject fits in with school vision.

  3. ReconciliationFriends – God actively looks to rebuild and repair relationships when they are damaged. God values relationships over rules. We have ICON status which centres on our anti-bullying Kiva work. We have peer listeners to support children with disagreements and rebuild friendships. We encourage behaviour that values each other and our differences. Meriden school is a safe place to disagree well and be open in views.

  4. IncarnationFaith & Lifelong Learning – Jesus came to earth to walk alongside humanity. School supports and works with parents in the good and the bad times. Our mixed demographic means they need support on social challenges, housing, domestic abuse etc. When children are unsettled, we put in support through: nurture provision, using zones of regulation, emotional coaching, ordinary magic, mental health support. Our safeguarding culture is excellent. External validation of work through LPPA , Mental Health award, SEND agency feedback

  5. Love Friends - Relationships are at the heart of all we do. Buildings relationships with families means we can have difficult conversations around SEND or safeguarding. We bridge the gap between the wide differences in our community. We encourage children to accept and embrace everyone – beyond tolerating each other. Our RSE curriculum is based on healthy relationships and respect for each other. Our curriculum allows children to respond and react to global/national and local issues and challenge injustice; year 2 take part in the Young Leaders award, children have responded to the crisis in Ukraine, litter picking to care for the environment. Curriculum gives opportunities to look at key historical figures who brought about change and also write letters to MPs / companies regarding the environment

  6. The TrinityFriends – Wholly inclusive community and reflects diversity of identity. Our admissions policy is inclusive. We challenge stereotypes. Nurture mental health and provide hope in challenging times. Links to reconciliation and behaviour/anti-bullying too.