Our Christian Vision
St. George's is a learning community where everyone can prosper and flourish in God's wisdom and where each person is known, loved and valued.
Our vision is rooted in verses 11-13 of Jeremiah 29.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
What does it mean to prosper and flourish?
Children prosper when they are able to access the education provided for them and when they achieve the best that they can. They gain knowledge, skills and information, develop excellence alongside academic rigour and critical thinking. They make progress, delight in their learning and develop academic resilience.
Children who flourish know that they are loved and they feel joyful. Flourishing children are hope-filled children. They develop values and religious literacy and can talk confidently about ethics and make sound judgements. Flourishing children develop strategies for emotional regulation.
Jesus taught, spoke with and spent time with a wide community of people. His healing, feeding, fellowship and forgiveness were not limited to his committed followers but to all people. His promise of ‘life in all its fullness’ was intended for all. At St George’s, we seek to follow the example of Jesus in serving and welcoming all children to our community.
Everything we do at St George’s is rooted in and driven by our school vision. Conversations with parents, colleagues and children, lesson planning and delivery, assessment and appraisal, policies and procedures, first impressions and lasting impressions – everything is vision-driven. Before any decision is made, we should ask ourselves,
- Does this reflect our learning community?
- Does this enable everyone to prosper and flourish?
- Have we sought God’s wisdom?
- Will those affected feel known, loved and valued?