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Great Ponton Primary School

Great Ponton
Primary School

Aims and Ethos

As a Church of England primary school within the Diocese of Lincoln, our values are rooted and grounded in the Christian faith. We work closely together to ensure that pupils not only develop their potential but also become responsible and self-motivated members of our community.

In everything we do, we strive for excellence; excellence within a Christian context. High expectations and equally high aspirations from all are key elements of life at our school. We seek to develop a caring Christian community in which we nurture individuals and encourage all to excel.

Our pupils are encouraged, challenged and praised so they feel confident in their abilities; know how to achieve their goals and experience success. We believe that a values based Christian education provides a firm foundation and that if we work hand-in-hand with parents, our children can achieve amazing things.

Our Christian Values

Respect, Friendship, Hope, Wisdom, Trust & Peace

Jesus Christ is the centre of our school community where we live, love and learn together.

Christian values underpin all that we do in the school and our relationships with one another. Living out the values are important to our school ethos. They are all encompassed by the overriding value of love.  Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you”. The kingdom values which may be similar to secular values take on a deeper meaning when considered through Jesus teaching about the kingdom of God, through his kingdom parables and through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus the King. It is these values that we teach and that underpin all that we do in the school.

Our vision is that all the values will become embedded in the school and be lived in our school community through our relationships with one another whether we are pupils, staff or parents. The values are displayed on each classroom door.

Respect

“Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers”

 Peter 2:17 

Friendship

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity”

Proverbs 17:17

Hope

“Hope in God’s future for the world. Offering forgiveness, overcoming suffering and the possibility of redemption and new life”

Isaiah 44:22

Wisdom

Growing in relational wisdom, love and compassion- as Jesus grew in wisdom”

Luke 2:40

Trust

But I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.”

Psalm 31:14

Peace

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone”

Romans 12:18