“Christian values are clearly reflected in an ethos of respect, care, love and understanding.”
Eastnor Primary School is an outstanding Church of England School which actively promotes Christian values. Our Christian values-based approach encourages commitment, effort and high standards in all that we do and enables children to discuss, explore and reflect upon those values we live by, which make us thoughtful, caring and responsible citizens.
We explore different Christian values month by month during collective worship and in lessons. Our Voice of Values Council lead collective worship each week to reflect further upon each value. They help all of the children in school develop a better understanding of each value's meaning and how it will impact their lives. The Voice of Values Council also share their learning about each value with the Eastnor parents and families on our weekly newsletter.
The RE curriculum at Eastnor is based on the agreed syllabus provided by Gloucestershire's Local Education Authority. This syllabus aims to embed the 'Understanding Christianity' resource with the key purpose of supporting pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it.
Through the study of other religions, and by developing links to other schools in England and across the world, we aim is to promote an attitude of understanding and tolerance through increasing children’s knowledge about other people’s beliefs, values and religious practices. Strong collaborations with charities such as Concern Universal also play an important part in school life.
Our alliance with the Church is very important to us and we are blessed to have our Vicar, Rev Keith, on the Governing Body. This has ensured that Christian beliefs are at the heart of the school’s work.
We have a daily act of worship at Eastnor Church which we feel is central to the school day. Children participate in this worship through story, drama, prayer and discussion. We say the Lord’s Prayer daily. This is a strong feature of our worship, and helps our children to prepare themselves to take part in Church Services. Children are also given periods of time for reflection and contemplation. This time for quiet reflection, sometimes using a candle to help focus, helps children to balance and settle their busy minds.
Please see the link to our church inspection report below and further information about the school's Christian Character on the website.