What We Do

Our Vision

“To be better, together, to ensure an ambitious education for every child in every school every day”

We commit to:

  • Having an ambitious culture which enables self-confidence and aspiration in everyone in our family, child or adult

        “How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.” Proverbs 16:16

  • Having a highly connected, growing and flourishing GST community where everyone is known, diversity is valued and highly effective, responsive services are shared.

        “That there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:25-27

  • Serving our community by developing an enriching and exciting social, emotional, spiritual and cultural educational provision; driving high quality learning for all.

        “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4

Jesus said “I came that they may have life and have it to the full.” John 10 v10.


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Our Values

Jesus The Good Shepherd, embodies values which guide our work and relationships, including:

  • Trust
  • Love
  • Courage
  • Respect
  • Integrity

Our values will be lived out by all our people in every aspect of our work, including our behaviours, policies and decision-making.

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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
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