Every Child Matters within a loving and caring Christian environment
We have a vision of a community in which each person is offered the opportunity to fulfil their potential and to understand themselves to be valued for who they are. Through a stimulating and challenging learning environment, we pursue academic excellence and seek the flourishing of all members of the school community. As an inclusive and caring church school, our commitment is to help pupils become thoughtful, open-minded and compassionate human beings who have the knowledge, skills and motivation they need to bring about positive transformation in the world.
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.” John Wesley
Our vision clearly outlines the importance of essential life values that we know enable children to flourish as individuals, part of our school family, local and wider community. These values, along with our Christian and British Values, are embedded and reinforced daily throughout school life. This is enhanced by our UNICEF work as a 'Silver Award' Rights Respecting School, more information on which can be found on this page.
Our curriculum intent is outlined through these seven aims:
1. To enable children to become happy, secure and enthusiastic life-long learners and achieve personal success/greatness
2. To make children the centre of everything we do, where they are challenged and supported through a broad, balanced and creative curriculum
3. To broaden children’s life chances through expanding their vocabulary
4. To support children in developing secure skills and knowledge across a broad range of subjects
5. To develop an environment and school ethos where individual needs are respected and diversity celebrated
6. To build a sense of self-worth, personal responsibility and respect for one another
7. To place the school at the heart of local society, encouraging a caring and supportive partnership between children, their families and the wider community
We actively teach and promote Fundamental British values. For further information, please consult either our British Values Overview and our British Values Policy (2022). We also have a SMSC and British Values page.
'High Five' at Colsterworth
One of the ways that these aims are lived daily and implemented fully into our curriculum and school ethos is through our ‘High Five’, which serves to empower children with positive guidance through a loving, caring Christian environment.
Within a loving and caring Christian environment we have our ‘High Five’:
Our ‘High Five’ serves to empower the children with positive guidance:
'The 3 Rs' at Colsterworth
We also have our 3 Rs: 3 things that help us to remember how we can be the best we can:
'Safe Hands' at Colsterworth
Each year, every child at Colsterworth chooses five people to be on their ‘safe hand.’ The children are reminded of the importance of being able to talk to someone if they have a problem and to share any worries that they might have. Through PSHE lessons we help the children to understand that there are trusted people in school and in their own lives that they should talk to if they have a problem. There is always a reminder in every classroom for the children, to highlight the importance of this:
'Lessons from the geese' at Colsterworth
Here at Colsterworth we take inspiration from the lessons of the geese that teaches us that we all need to lead, work together and help one another in order to help ourselves and each other grow.