St Faith & St Martin Church of England Junior School is enormously proud of being a distinctively Christian school in which we uphold a strong Christian ethos. Our Christian Distinctiveness is deeply rooted within all aspects of school life. We strive to work for the common good of our whole school community through our commitment to ‘Growing Faith’.
OUR SCHOOL VISION AND CORE CHRISTIAN VALUES
We will teach wisdom, model and expect respect for all. We will nurture perseverance, patience, responsibility, creativity, honesty and hope, equipping our children for life in all its fullness as honest adults in our diverse and ever-changing world.
We aspire to work collaboratively with our diocese, local authority, national and global communities through our motto and vision which calls for all seeds in our community to be nourished together:
Motto: 'We are a team that achieve amazing things every day!'
‘Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for us to dwell together in unity’
Our vision and values are theologically grounded with clear links to a Christian narrative through Bible quotes and stories. Each term reinforces the bible teaching for one of our core Christian values.
“Let us run with perseverance the race that lies before us. Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end” (Hebrews 12:1-2)
Gospel Story from the Bible (Luke 18)– The Parable of the Persistent Widow
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12)
Gospel Story from the Bible (Luke 1-2) – The Birth of Jesus
“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” (2 Corinthians 9:6)
“We are each responsible for our own conduct” (Galatians 6:5)
Gospel Story from the Bible (Mathew 25) – The Parable of the Talents/The Good Samaritan (Luke 10)
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10)
Gospel Story from the Bible (Mark 4) – The Parable of the Growing Seed
The Lord detests lying lips but he delights in people who are trustworthy (Proverbs 12:22)
Gospel Story from the Bible (Luke 22) – Peter denying Jesus
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13)
Gospel Story from the Bible (Luke 15) –The Parable of the Lost Son