Character Development, Hope and Aspirations
'Live full lives. Full in the fullness of God.' Ephesians 3:19
At Eye C of E Primary School we are constantly looking forward. We want to ensure that we are providing our children with full lives and equipping them with all that they need to fulfill their God-given potential. We value each child individually and want to help them recognise their great potential. We endeavour to help stretch them spiritually, morally, intellectually, imaginatively and actively. We believe that Eye C of E Primary School we have a range of opportunities and experiences that allow us to to this.
We pride ourselves in offering a safe and welcoming place for all God's children. We are fortunate to have a highly skilled and experienced pastoral team who are able to support our teachers and teaching assistant further in supporting and equipping each and every child for success. They also provide mentoring for children who find resilience and perseverance challenging. Through this they are able to provide strategies to overcome barriers and make positive choices.
Our Achievement Collective Worships alongside our Christian Values Award Collective Worships allow us to celebrate children who have shown resilience, perseverance and the ability to make positive choices as well as demonstrating and living out our Christian Values. Parents and family members are able to share in these celebrations.
Our PSHE curriculum is a key lever into exploring children's aspirations more deeply. We have opportunities such as careers fairs where members of our community are able to come and share their skills and professions and children can engage in dialogue with professionals to find out more and extend their hopes further.
Children at Eye C of E Primary School are encouraged to become active citizens and ambassadors for the school through joining one of our school committees (church ambassadors, pupil parliament, sports ambassadors etc). Their voices are heard and they lead meetings, initiate new projects and disseminate ideas, take feedback from their class. This is a means of empowering them to become the person that God created them to be and a good citizen of their community.
As a school we offer a range of extra-curricular activities which broaden children’s opportunities and aid in developing their aspirations. These clubs range from sports clubs such as netball, cricket and hockey to choir, journalistic writing and art.
To develop our understanding of our Christian vision and values further we endeavor to support and learn about a range of charities throughout the year. We want to play our part in helping others to ‘live life to the full- full in the fullness of God’. Over the past few years we have supported ‘The Samaritan’s Purse’ international relief charity in their ‘Operation Christmas Child’ project. Children have worked as a class to provide items for and to create shoeboxes to provide gifts for children in need around the world at Christmas. This is evidence of our children wanting to make a difference and the realisation that they are able to positively impact on the lives of others. This year, following feedback from parents and staff, we have decided to change our charity focus at Christmas to supporting The Salvation Army’s present appeal to provide gifts to disadvantaged children and families within our own community.
We also support a range of other charities throughout the year such as Children in Need, The British Legion Poppy Appeal, ‘Save the Children’ through Christmas Jumper Day; Anti-Bullying Alliance and a charity that is very close to our hearts at Eye C of E Primary School: the Children's Cancer and Leukemia Group, specifically research into Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.