Ethos & Values
“Everyone who has been wise will shine as bright as the sky above, and everyone who has led others to please God will shine forever like the stars.” Daniel 12:3
In Minety we aim for all to shine, not only in everything that we learn but in everything that we do as a Christian School community. As pupils and members of staff at Minety we are defined by this message to shine in all aspects of life – life in all its fullness and sparkle by helping one another. We imagine a better world, nurturing dignity and respect for others. We value all children for who they are and expect them to value everyone else in the school community. We encourage our children to excel in all that they do and to aim for excellence.
The SHINE vision is rooted in the words “Everyone who has been wise will shine as bright as the sky above, and everyone who has led others to please God will shine forever like the stars.” Daniel 12:3
We are also defined by values of kindness, courtesy, fairness, and respect for one another. These lead to motivation for service and commitment to society, both within and beyond our school. For this reason we have taken Jesus' summary as our principle of life in Minety C of E Primary school: "Always treat others as you would like them to treat you" (Matthew 7:12).
In Minety C of E Primary school we are engaged on the start of a life time journey in which we will shine starting our journey from God and moving out into God’s world. We help one another to live together and help our community and imagine our potential not simply with hope and aspiration but also by understanding that every person can be an agent of change in our everyday world. We nurture dignity and respect for everyone whatever their difference in terms of being or ability. We aim to create a caring and happy school community committed to excellence in wisdom knowledge and skills. These values are very much aligned to the Christian values of generosity, service, creativity, compassion and perseverance but based on the words of the children and our wider community.
We are committed to all children achieving their very best – excellence at a level that is achievable for every child. Children will leave this school as the very best Readers, Mathematicians, and Writers that they can be, combined with an understanding of health and fitness in mind and body. This can only happen if a love of learning for learning’s sake is fostered. This happens through the dedication of our school staff team who are motivated and valued.
It is a failure if we are only producing children who are able academically – there is so much more to life. Parents who are the centre of a child’s life, need to be supported by the school in helping their child be confident, by the school providing something; be it a club, a role or a subject, which enables their child to understand and feel success. We will enable children to reflect on their actions, good and bad and understand consequence and the importance of doing good. By going through this process children will also develop self-awareness and an understanding of how they can always improve, and reach beyond perceived barriers. To achieve this level of self-awareness children will develop skills that enable them to excel at behaving and communicating, by both listening and speaking, always, in a spirit of respect for others and themselves. It is vital, always that children are able to turn perceived weakness in to actual strength. All of this will lead to an inner confidence which, more than anything else will enable a child, in his/her future, to rise to the challenges of the modern world and to flourish.