Our christian vision
Reverend Nigel Lacey reflects on the meaning of our schools Christian Vision. Our school community has worked hard to ensure that our vision statement sums up who we are as a family and what we believe our role is as a school.
Our Local Churches
St Bartholomew Church Corton Methodist Church
Church Lane, Corton, Suffolk, NR32 5HX The Street, Corton, Lowestoft NR32 5HW
We are very proud of our close relationship with our local Churches, We are also grateful to the members of the Church community who selflessly give their time and expertise to maintain our strong Christian ethos and our school’s high standards.
At Corton Primary our whole school Collective Worship takes place in the school hall. These acts of worship are distinctively Christian and include stories which include morals, Bible readings and hymns. We look at one value in depth each half term which is embedded in the ethos of the school. Our children are encouraged to explore this from different perspectives. Collective Worship is led by the teachers, Collective Worship Leaders (pupils) and representatives from Church. Collective Worship takes place daily and is an integral part of the life at Corton Primary. A celebration assembly takes place each Friday where children can share and celebrate their experiences, achievements and successes.
As our school is a Church of England School the Diocese appoints members of the Church Community to be governors of our school. These governors are called Foundation Governors and in addition to the normal responsibilities of a governor they ensure that the Church of England character of the school is preserved and developed.
Our Govenors are dedicated to their role and attend school events regularly. Governors have recently attended the Hinduism Morning and they have carried out pupil perception surveys.
Familiarisation of our churches begins in our EYFS Class when children visit church for Church Services where they learn songs, listen to religious based stories.
A member of the Church Community leads the whole school in an act of worship each week.
Pupils visit the churches for special services such as Christingle.
Raising awareness and supporting charities is a large part of the Christian ethos of our school.