Furneux Pelham School

At Furneux Pelham C of E School our aim is to encourage all children to reach the highest standard possible in all that they do by providing them with the necessary skills and attitudes that will enable them to continue their education with high self-esteem and personal confidence.

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Our Ethos and Values

Our Ethos

Our Ethos and Values

Roots to grow, Wings to soar

Our vision is to open our pupils’ eyes to the world around them – enabling them to grow secure roots in their village school and community, whilst giving them the knowledge and skills and to succeed in the wider world.  Pupils will love learning and be driven to achieve – they will believe that they can be the best versions of themselves, with no limits.  Our pupils will be resilient individuals who appreciate the world and God’s gifts within it.  They will treat God’s gifts with love and care and will place great value upon people and their difference, and the world both near and far.  The wings of faith support us to soar freely and flourish now, and in the future.

“Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”   Matthew 13:31-32

Our ethos and values underpin the children’s spiritual, moral, cultural and social development, both inside and outside the classroom.

  • We recognise and celebrate achievement and encourage the children to always aim for their personal best in all they do.
  • We recognise and respect all individuals as unique human beings; we will react sensitively to their feelings, respect their dignity and remember they have rights as individuals.
  • We foster good relationships within the school and build strong links with parents and the wider community.
  • We provide a caring, welcoming atmosphere.
  • We provide an environment that is both challenging and stimulating but also gives children security and support so that they are not afraid to take risks in their learning.
  • We encourage the opportunity for choice within a realistic framework of acceptable objectives, which promotes independence, responsibility, participation and involvement. We build confidence and self-esteem.

“The Christian values shared throughout the school create an atmosphere in which all pupils are nurtured and able to flourish as unique and valued individuals.”
— Inspector from the Diocese of St Albans