First Federation Vision for church schools.
Church of St Mary with St Andrew
We aim to treat every pupil as unique in the sight of God, to create an atmosphere of serving others and to provide a Christian environment.
Empowering every individual as they learn and grow through God's love by:
- Fostering an awareness of Christian faith and values
- Inclusiveness, accepting each other's individuality
- Partnership with families and the community
- Creating a nurturing learning environment
- Engaging with today's world and culture
The Parish Church of St Mary with St Andrew, Rockbeare, is very proud of our village school. The school was founded by the church and has maintained a close connection ever since.
We believe that a fully rounded education must include spiritual development for children, to give them markers and direction during their lives in this world. As Christians we naturally see Jesus as the author and perfector of our faith and want the children to know what this means and what he teaches.
We also support the school in its work to help children to grow up with a strong sense of self-worth, that they are loved whoever they are and that they are valued members in our community.We are passionate in supporting not only the academic teaching but also the pastoral work of the Head of Teaching & Learning and staff. This is essential for children to be rounded and confident in their relationships with others and God.
As church members we support the school in assemblies (including Open the Book), visiting classes and supporting staff. There are special times when the school members walk up to the church building for services. Children participate in these services and parents are warmly welcome to come along.
We look forward to meeting you and your child soon!
By Reverend Bernard Lane