Vision & Values

Our School Ethos

At Vernham Dean Gillum’s Church of England Primary School we believe our school community will nurture all individuals to achieve their full and unique potential.  We are committed to developing a welcoming, safe, stimulating and happy learning environment that will enable our children to become lifelong learners.

Our School Vision

‘Our school is committed to inspiring a Christian atmosphere in which everyone can achieve their personal best’

Our School Motto

‘Being the Best We Can Together

Our Christian Values

Our School’s Christian character permeates all aspects of school life and to support our spiritual journey we have chosen the three distinctive Christian Values of:

Love, Hope & Courage

Love was chosen to reflect the love God has for us and how we should care for one another
Hope was chosen to reflect the Holy Spirit, not visible, but a strength that comes from inside
Courage was chosen to reflect the courage of Jesus on the cross and how we need to embrace difficulties in our lives and work

Our aim is to ensure that all members of the school community feel valued and that respect and trust underpin all we do.  To support this aim, reflective areas can be found across the school, which promote and enhance spiritual ideas, thoughts and questions.

Our Learning Values

Our learning values underpin all that we do.  Before the values were chosen, both children and adults were asked what was important to them and what they felt was important to the school. The three that have been chosen reflect what we believe to be crucial to our school community.

Independence, Collaboration & Perseverance