Vision and Values
We are delighted to be part of the wider family of Church of England schools. We thrive as an organisation by building strong partnerships. This starts with our links to the Bath and Wells Diocese and our local churches, but also significantly as part of the West Somerset Academies Trust. Our School offers a happy environment for children that aims to promote learning, hard work, initiative, self-discipline and responsibility, both within the School and the wider community. We value gentleness and humility, we appreciate good manners and we embrace traditional values. We respect individuality and the development of good character is regarded as highly as achievement.
Being a church school means that, at our very core, we look to reflect biblical principles in how we conduct ourselves and in what we want to achieve for our young people.
This mission is explored below in our wider Vision statement and in how we develop values throughout school.
Danesfield values each pupil as an individual through God's image (Mark 9.37) as a part of our family school. We give all that we can in everything that we do and understand that failures only bring about learning which leads to successes. Together our talents, however small or large, are nurtured and celebrated. Our vision has been developed by the children and Staff at Danesfield through our work on the fundamental Christian Values that we study each term. This provides a focus for our collective worship and guides our everyday thinking.
Our school vision has roots in the Christian story of “the widows mite”. It explains that we value each child as an individual. We expect them to offer everything in each daily activity; giving their best and trying their hardest, especially if they have to overcome challenges.
Growing Christian Values
These values have been voted upon by the whole school community, including children, parents, staff and governors. We are pleased that the ones chosen reflect so much of who we are as a school.
The 6 core values voted on by school community for this year are:
- Autumn 1 Forgiveness
- Autumn 2 Compassion
- Spring 1 Koinonia
- Spring 2 Service
- Summer 1 Peace
- Summer 2 Wisdom
The Widow’s Gift
41:Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.
42: But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. 43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.
44: They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”