Our school vision and values

Strive Believe Shine

We have a vision for all pupils and staff at South Baddesley – together we strive and believe so that we can all shine in God’s love.

Let our staff introduce you to our vision:


At South Baddesley, we take great pride in creating an adaptable, child-centred learning environment that encourages our children to be explorers as they learn. We take time to understand all of our pupils as individuals because we want everyone to feel part of our learning community – to understand how to help ourselves and others to strive and believe to shine!

Children are taught the skills and attributes of explorers to help them contextualise the concepts of striving and belief. We teach children that often explorers are:

  • intrigued about the world they live in and want to know more
  • goal setters who work hard to achieve their ambitions
  • people who value hope and are passionate about the things that are important to them
  • peope who learn to know themselves well

Children demonstrating these attributes in school are awarded Explorer Points and each week we celebrate particular SBS Explorers in our Friday community worship.


1.1.1 Mission statement

Our school values

As a Church of England primary school, our school values are based on Christian themes. Our themes help us to develop as positive, caring and creative individuals. These values are the foundation of our spiritual development for children and are reflected in our Behaviour Policy (see Policies and Reports).




Courage and Perseverance

1.1.2 Vision and Values Courage and Perseverance

There are many examples of courage in the Bible; courage is linked to having faith in God’s promises.
At South Baddesley, even when things are not easy, we find courage to be the best learners and friends that we can be.

Christians consider perseverance to be linked to their on-going spiritual journey; working with unwavering focus towards their spiritual destiny.

At South Baddesley we help children to understand that hard work and dedication are admirable qualities and help us to achieve our goals.



Respect and Trust

1.1.1 Vision and Values -Respect and Trust

The Bible helps us to understand that Christians show self-respect by honouring how God has made each of us and by knowing God wants us to respect others around us.

We help children to understand that there are many different forms of respect; self-respect, respect of others and respect of the world we live in. We learn that we can share our opinions in a safe environment without being judged.

We understand that we are all unique and being different is something to value.

The stories in the Bible help Christians to understand God’s dream and to trust in him that his promise is true and he will not let us down.

At South Baddesley, trust is a very important value. It helps us to support each other, care for each other and believe in each other. Only in a culture of trust can real and deep learning flourish.


Thankfulness and Peace

1.1.3 Vision and values thankfulness and peace

‘Write your troubles in the sand but carve your blessings in stone.’ (Anon)

Stories from the Bible help us to learn how to give thanks for daily life; not forgetting the small things and being thankful for God’s love. We help children to develop a positive attitude and a healthy problem-solving approach to life. We recognise that things are rarely perfect but give thanks for everything that is good.

Overall we strive for ‘peace.’ We understand this as a sense of peace within ourselves and who we are as well as peace to others around us. We help children to be confident, reflective individuals who are able to make healthy choices.


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