WALSGRAVE C of E ACADEMY

Vision and Values

As part of the journey of our Multi Academy Trust Governors, Staff and Pupils reviewed the mission statement, values and aims of our schools.

"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".

Jeremiah 29:11

Vision and Sharing Assembly October 2020

Vision Painting Timelapse

Here is a time lapsed photo of the vision being painted on the wall by Sharon Webster of Appointed Designs. It took two weeks to paint and can be found on the first wall you see as you walk through the main office.  

We absolutely love our vision and it means so much to the school.

What are Walsgrave’s Values?

Fun

At Walsgrave, we jump in and buckle up for each and every school day. Walsgrave is the rocket that blasts us into a world of unknown adventures which take us on a memorable and fun journey which we all can be a part of.  Walsgrave helps us to enjoy life in all its fullness.

Trust

Walsgrave is like the Shepard tending to his flock, just as the sheep trust in their shepherd’s direction, up hills, down dales, when there’s a wolf around or when the sun shines and wee bask in it, everything we do at Walsgrave is based on trust. Here we trust in God’s direction, trust that he and all of us will support each other in life’s highs and lows and we trust when we can be honest and open, kept safe and enjoy learning. If any sheep get lost or hurt, the shepherd will find it and look after it, so our trust means that we are all kept close and can move together through our school journey.

Resilience

Sailing along your way you come across may obstacles. Rocks can block your path, you don’t turn back, Walsgrave has taught you to paddle around them. Waters can become choppy and cause you to fall out, Walsgrave has taught you not to panic and to keep moving forward. Sometimes you drift into the reeds, Walsgrave can be the team to re-direct you on your journey. Obstacles don’t stop you along your path, Walsgrave has shown you not to fear change, but face it and never turn back.

Well-Being

We all walk different paths on our way to Walsgrave. Some paths are smooth, full of sunlight, blue skies, laughter and happy memories. Others are stormy, cold, dark and lonely – but all lead to Walsgrave. Walsgrave can be the warm blanket at the end of your journey, the friendly smile or the safe place to be your whole self. Walsgrave gives you the tools to face your future paths, whatever they may hold.

Inclusion

All of the children and staff are like the body. God has placed us together here at Walsgrave so that when one part of the body is hurt we stand together to make it strong again. We all look different, have different parts to play but it is only when we work together that we can stand and walk through life day by day.

 

What are Walsgrave’s aims?

Personal Growth:

Walsgrave’s soil welcomes many young seedlings Walsgrave ensures its soil is not hard or harsh, it provides the good soil to allow its seedlings to take root and build solid foundations, ready to sprout and grow. Providing rays of encouragement and a healthy watering of acceptance, love and care our seedlings begin to grow. They are delicate and fragile, still needing the soil to give them warmth required to flourish and blossom into their beautiful self. Our seedlings blossom into many different shapes, sizes and colours, but Walsgrave has been the good soil, the warmth and nourishment to blossom into their true selves.

Wider Community:

In the middle of a field stands a tree. Its roots travel down deep into the ground below it is strong and steady and will not be easily shaken. Its branches spread out wide offering shelter and comfort. All are welcome under the spread of the leaves. They can come back as many times as they need and always find safety. Everyone finds a place where they can belong, feel valued and respected. Whether you are an animal making a home or a chick ready to fly the nest the tree does not whither or die, it continues to flourish bearing fruit and providing for those around it.

Personal Skills:

Let’s come together and lets all see, it’s time to listen to what makes me, me. I’ve got skills and talents which I try to hide but give me some time to show what’s inside. You’ll see me grow before your eyes; I know it will give you such a surprise. When you see me stand in front of you I’ll show you what I love to do. Then you’ll know I’ll achieve in all that I do. Not just skills and talents but in all my learning to. So, look at me now there’s more to me but remember I’ll grow individually.

Teacher Staff Wellbeing:

On the runway ready to take flight final checks are completed. Everything needs to be just right, passengers on board, luggage loaded and the cabin crew are ready to take off but what about the pilot? So Many checks to complete, so many people to keep safe what to do first? What if they forget something? What if something goes wrong? Don’t panic prioritise ask air traffic control take support from the co-pilot, communicate with your cabin crew. You can get the plane in the air, stick to the checklist, ask for advice and you can reach your end destination where you can relax knowing you have done all you can until your next flight.

 

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