‘Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven’
At Bierton Church of England Combined School, we want to develop children as citizens who make a difference to themselves; their peers and their community. We are all different; we are all unique; we all have strengths. We want our children to find their light and let it shine; and let God and ourselves be proud of who they are when they depart Bierton and move on to their next adventure. We believe that teaching children the importance of ‘love’, ‘honesty’, ‘respect’, ‘cooperation’ and ‘responsibility’ will ensure our children become good citizens; they are aware of their strengths and abilities; and how to make a positive difference in society.
Love (John 4:8, 16). “Love is both what God is and what he has done; God always acts in love.”
Honesty (Hebrews 6:18) "So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie.”
Respect (Matthew 7:12) “So in everything, do to others, what you would have them do to you.”
Cooperation (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10) “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labour.”
Responsibility (Proverbs 22:6) “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
How was our Vision created?
When defining our vision and values, we consulted with all stakeholders and children. The common themes were that we all want our children to leave Bierton with a sense of who they are; what their potential is and how they can achieve it; and how to be a good citizen. This led to us creating our vision. As a result of these discussions, we identified the values that we felt were important for achieving our vision.
Christian Values Award
Every week, we celebrate children who demonstrate our Christian Values by presenting them with an award in assembly. The children recognise the importance of our values and they strive to let their shine within school and our wider community.
The Church of England’s Vision for Education states a core desire that children will experience life in all its fullness (John 10:10). At Bierton, we believe that exploring Spirituality by educating the whole child and providing full life experiences meets this desire.
We define Spirituality as an ongoing, reflective journey. At Bierton, we explore with the children what their light is and how they can let it shine. We want our children to know that we are all different; we are all unique but God has given us all strengths that we can develop and achieve our potential.
Spirituality enables our children to be aim high, achieve success, find their sparkle and shine.