Vision and Aims
St Botolph’s Church of England Vision Statement
St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School is a good school (OFSTED grading June 2015) and was seen as outstanding by the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) in October 2016. As a Governing body, our vision is outlined below:
- We want to build on our Christian values so that our school remains distinctively Christian. We will encourage our children to have courage and compassion which together will strengthen the community within and around our school.
- We want our teachers and other adults to make progress too. We will establish a strong professional development programme that allows every member of staff to continue to develop their skills and knowledge.
- We want our children to be aware and respectful of other religions and cultures. We will learn about the other faiths and cultures from within our school community, welcome visitors into the school and participate in visits in the wider Peterborough community.
- As a Church school serving more than one parish, we will continue to build on our links with our churches by inviting members of their communities to be involved in our school and encourage the parents of our children to become involved in the various activities the churches offer.
- We recognise that the support of parents is vital to the success of their children and therefore our school. We would like to see more of our parents involved in and engaged with events in school. This will help to maintain our high levels of attendance.
- We recognise the importance of preserving God’s world. We want our children to learn to take care of our world. We will strive to be eco-friendly and increase our awareness of the issues of the developing world. The school will seek to use our resources wisely and frugally.
Our School aims to:
- Enable learners to respect themselves, each other and the wider school and local community as Jesus taught his disciples to ‘treat others the same way you want them to treat you’ (Luke 6:31).
- Enable learners to become aspirational, equipping them with ambitious knowledge, creativity and life skills, ensuring that ‘whatever the activity (our learners) do it with all of their ability’ (2 Ecclesiastes 9:10).
- Support, nurture and challenge our learners during their school journey sharing our Christian values and the message in Philippians 4:13 ‘I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.’
- Celebrate when our learners succeed and encourage them to be proud of what they achieve.
St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School is proud to be part of the Diocese of Ely Multi
Academy Trust (DEMAT).
Welcome to DEMAT
Our vision is for every child to flourish, to be introduced to the richness of human experience, and to understand, question, and contribute to the world around them. What more could we want for our children than for them to leave school well educated, confident and kind, to be able to go forth and succeed in their future choices.
At a DEMAT school this overarching vision guides our work, supported by the Trust’s values of Love, Community, Respect, Trust and Ambition. We aim to deliver a high-quality education, underpinned by our Christian distinctiveness, which follows a set of common principles but delivered in a manner unique to every school. We value the experiences open to every child and are committed to bringing a range of academic, sporting, arts and community events to our pupils.
Our Promise encompasses providing the best education and life chances we can through nurturing our children’s values of Love, Community, Trust, Respect and Ambition.
CEO: Adrian Ball
Chair of Trustees: Mike Younger
To find out more about the Trust visit: http://www.demat.org.uk