What We Do
Transforming Schools - Transforming Lives
In the name of Jesus, The Good Shepherd
Our vision is for all schools to be highly successful, inspirational and to enhance the life opportunities for every child we serve.
Our schools are places that are safe, where pupils reach their full potential, where positive memories are made and where children, parents, staff and the community take pride in their school.
All our schools are unique . We are committed to celebrating the local context of each schools and capitalising upon their strengths to the benefit of the wider Trust.
The quality and commitment of our people is at the heart of all we achieve. We value them and develop them and are an employer of choice.
A copy of the Strategic Plan for The Good Shepherd Trust can be viewed or downloaded here
Jesus The Good Shepherd, embodies values which guide our work and relationships, including:
Our values will be lived out by all our people in every aspect of our work, including our behaviours, policies and decision-making.
What makes us unique?
We create an effective climate for learning by:
- enabling children to know that they are uniquely valued
- providing a secure environment in which they can learn
- creating a clearly established framework of values
- offering children, whatever their faith or background, the opportunity to wrestle with life’s ‘big questions’
- modelling Christian community life where all have a place and can contribute.
We set standards of excellence in teaching and learning
We acknowledge that high expectations raise aspirations of pupils and their communities and believe that professional development of staff and school leaders is central to this.
We offer a curriculum and learning environment relevant to our learners
In addition to high standards in the core curriculum this also includes learning experiences which stimulate, challenge and inspire.
We build strong and effective partnerships with parents and the local and wider community because:
- the engagement of parents/carers is vital to children’s educational achievements
- church schools are rooted in the local parish and wider church networks which provide practical and prayerful support for their schools
- children’s personal development grows through membership of community and enables them to become contributing citizens.