The Vision of William Martin Schools
Jesus said, ‘I have come so that they may have life in all its fullness’ John 10: 10
We seek to create a safe, respectful, enquiring community where everyone goes the extra mile to inspire high aspirations, a love of learning and a strong sense of well-being, and every child flourishes, builds character founded on Christian values, and experiences ‘Life in all its fullness’ (John 10: 10).
· We believe that through their education, all children should experience ‘Life in all its fullness’ John 10: 10, by inspiring high aspirations in every child and giving them every opportunity to become the very best that they can be.
· We use our carefully chosen Core Christian Values of Respect, Trust, Responsibility, Compassion, Forgiveness, Justice and Peace to help children build character that will give them a strong foundation for their future.
· We seek to celebrate difference in a community which is founded on mutual respect.
· We strive to create a deep sense of well-being, self-belief and self-respect in all.
· We want every child to learn in an environment where they feel safe to share their opinions, try new things and learn from their mistakes.
· We aim to inspire a life-long love of learning.
· We seek to foster an enquiring approach to life, where children think carefully about ‘Big Questions’ and ask questions of their own.
Our Core Christian Values
At William Martin School we take seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, SMSC, PSHE, Citizenship and Philosophy lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives. The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, educational visits and use of events and visitors to the school. Their strong rooted values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.