Our Aims and Values
I am delighted to introduce Ropsley Church of England Primary School. Thank you for showing an interest in our website. We hope you enjoy reading about our news and achievements.
Our vision is to be a caring, happy and inclusive church school that is at the heart of our community. We strive to provide an excellent education which develops a life-long love of learning in a global context. We see all members of our school family as valued and precious in the eyes of God. We seek to do this through an innovative, engaging and inspiring curriculum that encourages our children to flourish.
‘Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible’
St. Francis of Assisi
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 for Learning for Life and that if we work hand-in-hand with parents, there is no dream that our children cannot achieve.
Our Christian Values
Trust Hope Friendship Thankfulness Respect Love
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 one with 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 prayer 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 value is displayed on each classroom door and is put on the front of the website.
“Always be thankful.” 1 Thessalonians 5 v 16
Giving praise to God for providing all that sustains life today. Everything around us is a gift from God.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15 verse 13
Hope is knowing that we can rely on God
God gave us a symbol of hope through the rainbow in the story of Noah’s Ark and the Flood
During this month we also celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday and we focused on hope for our nation through our Sovereign Queen.
“Encourage one another and build each other up” 1 Thessalonians 5 v 11
Prayer – Lord help us to understand how to be a good friend; trustworthy, dependable, ready to listen and help when needed.
“My God is my strength in whom I trust”. Psalm 18 verse 2
Trust in the Lord’ is a central theme in the Psalms. Time and time again, God is the recognised as the source of all true security and strength.
Trust is essential to human life and lies at the heart of all relationships. Trust can mean putting yourself in others’ hands. We have to trust experts - pilots, dentists, surgeons. Yet, within our society, there often seems to be distrust between people and those responsible for leading them.
Trust is central to society, to living together in harmony, so it is to be valued and honoured. We can begin to rebuild trust by being reliable ourselves, by not letting people down. Similarly, when we work with others, if we are willing to let go of control ourselves and trust in the abilities and knowledge of others, everyone can be enriched.