Our School Christian Vision
“Let all that you do be done in love” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:44
We believe in the God given uniqueness of every individual and value them within a loving and inclusive Christian community.
Through our love of God, we are all shaping our school, so that each of us can flourish, achieve, develop resilience and contribute to life in all its fullness.
Our school is underpinned by our Christian vision and our three core values through which we explore many more specific values. Our three core values are:
Care for Ourselves
Care for Each Other
Care for our World
Through our love of God
We are a learning community and we strive to develop strong and meaningful relationships for learning.
Every member of our team is committed to learning and growing for the benefit of our whole school community. We have high aspirations for all our children both academically and pastorally. We ensure that we educate ‘the whole child’ so that they can flourish within our school.
We place a great emphasis on developing our ‘Learning to Learn’ skills and metacognition. We believe that helping children to understand themselves as learners establishes a strong and positive early attitude to learning. These learning skills weave through our curriculum and enable our children to leave Littleton with a positive mindset, resilience and the skills to become a successful lifelong learner.
We develop our children’s capacity to:
Have a growth mindset
Understand the power of yet ~ “I can’t do it yet…”
Be thoughtful, compassionate and caring
Have self-belief and a positive self-image
Care for their world
Be kind, considerate and tolerant
Understand that learning is a lifelong journey
Be creative, reflective and make connections
Make a positive difference in the world
The examples below outline the many ways we seek to embed British values at Littleton and reflect our ethos and approach to learning; not an exhaustive list.
At Littleton we promote an understanding of the importance of democracy through our focus on Pupil Voice.
The rule of law
Through our behaviour code (as outlined in our Behaviour Policy) we develop our children’s understanding of the importance of following rules; that they keep us and those around us safe. Children’s self-regulation and understanding that their behaviour affects others and may have consequences is also a crucial part of learning at Littleton. Visits from community partners such as the police and fire service also help to develop our children’s understanding of roles within society.
Our children are actively encouraged to develop a strong sense of themselves as a learner. Children are encouraged from an early age to develop their understanding of how to be and stay safe within a secure learning environment. Children learn boundaries and how to take ‘safe risks’ through our Forest School curriculum. E-Safety, anti-bullying and personal responsibility are linked to ‘Care for our ourselves’ and are developed through an enquiry based curriculum.
Self-respect and respect for others form a core part of our school value system. This is based on the learning culture we foster. ‘Talk Partners’ develop our children’s capacity to actively listen to the ideas and opinions of others. Children develop fair play through our PE curriculum. Open debate and discussion is encouraged at every level in the school learning community. Our Christian ethos also promotes respect as being a fundamental aspect of adults and children.
Tolerance of those of different Faiths and beliefs
The London Anglican Diocesan mission statement states their schools will be inclusive of the communities they serve by inspiring all children to look at deeper meaning and purpose of life. Through our rights respecting culture and our Religious Education curriculum we promote tolerance and understanding of a range of faiths, religions and cultures. As a London Diocesan Church school, we promote this tolerance and understanding through our Christian values and our daily acts of Collective Worship.