Vision and Code of Conduct

The Vision for St James’ Church of England School

A place where we aspire to excel in knowledge, faith and love

St. James’ CE Junior School is a diverse multi-cultural school serving the local community. Who we are and what we do is built on Christian values and ethos. Our vision is best demonstrated through our core values: Care, Courtesy, Consideration and Cooperation, which are rooted in the Christian faith.

Care
“Love your neighbour as yourself.” (Luke 10:27)

This parable of ‘The Good Samaritan’ emphasises how we should care for one another regardless of race, sex or beliefs.

What this looks like: Our pupils look after and support one another in and out of school. They are concerned about the needs of others.

Courtesy
“…to speak no evil about anyone, to live in peace with all, to be gentle and polite to all people.” Titus 3:2

What this looks like:
Our pupils are polite to adults and pupils alike. They know courtesy is more than saying ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ and put it into practise not just in word but also in deed.

Consideration
“No one should try to do what will help only himself. He should try to do what is good for others.” 1 Corinthians 10:24

What this looks like: Our pupils are encouraged to not just think about themselves but to consider how their words and actions impact on others.

Cooperation
“So the men went up on the roof and made a hole in the ceiling. They lowered the mat so that the paralyzed man was lying right before Jesus.” Luke 5: 17 – 25.

What this looks like: Pupils work together and cooperate in all areas of school life.

Inspired by: Colossians 3: 14 “Do all these things, but most important, love each other. Love is what holds you all together in perfect unity.”

 

Code of Conduct

At St. James we welcome and respect people from all backgrounds and religions as part of our school family.

We have high expectations of ourselves.

We help each other to enjoy learning, to achieve the best we possibly can, and to be able to make choices that will contribute to a healthy lifestyle and economic well-being.

We work and play together so that our school is a safe and happy place where everyone feels valued.

We want members of our school family to be responsible, confident people who are able to contribute fully to society.

We fully understand the influence and impact that different forms of behaviour play in determining the success within the school, for all pupils and adults, in the forming of the whole school ethos.

We aim to nurture in the individual awareness and responsibility for attitudes, decisions, actions and recognition of their consequences.

The 4Cs form the basis of all school rules and convey clearly to staff and pupils the expectations that we have of our community.

The 4Cs are:

  • Care
  • Courtesy
  • Consideration
  • Co-operation