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Courageous Advocacy

We are courageous advocates for the common good, locally, nationally and globally. We recognise that life is full of ups and downs and that at times all people will face challenges that they need help and support in overcoming. We believe that people are worth spending time with, that people need time to grow and need loving attention. The Christian Gospel says that every person has a unique task to do, with God, and for God, whether they know it or not. We hold and courageously advocate the conviction that there is something mysterious, and potentially wonderful, in everybody.

It is important for our children to appreciate their role as part of a community; to take responsibility, to be able to look after themselves & to foster an understanding of their importance, impact and influence in the world.


We support a range of charities in our local area, nationally and globally. The school council work with staff, governors, parents, pupils and St. James’ Church to identify worthy causes to support.

Our school stands up for what we believe. We have met with Local Councillors to raise issues of significance to the school community, including road safety around our school.

Our Christian values ensure that opportunities to discuss the big issues, to challenge injustice and to engage in activities that can bring about change are always present.

In recent years we have carried out a range of different fund raising to support many good causes, some of which include:

• Sports Relief;


• Comic Relief;

• Children in Need;

• Macmillan;

• The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Our children have an excellent grasp on the meaning of belonging to a local and global community and the sense of responsibility that comes with belonging. Thereby developing their ability to empathise and make a small sacrifice to benefit others. Together we consider the beauty and fragility of our environment, the actions we take, and the impact these actions may have on the well-being of everyone. Our school community and curriculum actively embraces a responsibility for the world in which we live. We are diligent to show our connection with, and care for, the world in which we all live and care for the people who live in it:

Links with the Local Community  (reading; Christmas carols; learning about life in the past…);

Charities of significance to our children (we have had families of pupils who are battling cancer);

Developing links with an orphanage in Sierra Leone ;

Strong PTA with community events such as Christmas and Summer Fayres, Jubilee and Coronation events, discos and film nights;

School advertises and supports local events;

Strong links with local toddler group and Scout groups;

Write in the local Parish newsletter  to reach out to the community.

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