Believe, belong be happy; every child, every chance, every day.
Our vision for our children was revisited during the Autumn term 2017. All stakeholders were invited to contribute ideas towards what our vision should mean for our children today. These are our aspirations for our children:
At Cradley Church of England Primary School we believe that every child is made in the image of God and as such is a person of great worth, to be valued and treated with respect. We want our children to believe in themselves and their own abilities so that they can aspire to be the best they can be. As a school we believe in all our children and encourage them to aim high and to follow their dreams. We will help our children to develop resilience, to have the confidence to choose the right path in life, but also to find their way back if they take a wrong turn. We will offer them an encounter with Jesus Christ, support them on a journey of faith and guide them in their spiritual life.
All relationships at Cradley CE are inspired by the example of Jesus; we aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community in which all who belong can flourish. Our core Christian values are at the heart of all we do, allowing us to develop a true feeling of belonging and a sense of shared identity. We hope that everyone who comes to Cradley CE feels part of our Cradley family. Our children are encouraged to value and embrace the many local, national and global communities to which they belong and we support each child in developing the qualities of character which will help them to participate in their communities and to grow as responsible, compassionate and caring citizens.
Happiness is the key to success and this knowledge underpins everything we do at Cradley. We want our children to feel safe, secure and happy at school: happy to talk, happy to listen, happy to learn and happy to try new things and take risks. We will help each child to see that they are special and encourage them to value themselves, to be happy with who they are, a unique child of God.
At Cradley CE we believe that every child is worthy of love and compassion and should be treated with dignity. We understand that every child is precious, each with their own special talents, needs and abilities. Through our broad and rich curriculum, each child is nurtured in confidence and given the opportunity to succeed, building on their own unique gifts.
At Cradley we believe that each child should have every chance to live life in its fullness and to fulfil their potential. We have high aspirations for all our children and our dedicated staff are committed to providing high quality teaching and learning. We encourage our children to be independent, resilient learners who cope wisely when faced with challenges or difficulties. We work in close partnership with parents and other stakeholders to open up horizons of hope and aspiration so that every child has the best possible chance to succeed and reach their potential.
We encounter each new day with the view that anything is possible; each day is a chance to do better, with endless possibilities for our children to fulfil their potential. We encourage our children to make the most of every day and make sure each child has new and exciting opportunities to explore. Inspired by the Christian faith, forgiveness underpins all relationships; children are given a fresh start each day- another chance when they have made a mistake. They are encouraged to be forgiving in their daily lives and to give others another chance too. Through the variety of experiences and opportunities offered every day, our children receive a school experience which prepares them for their journey through life.