School Ethos, Values and Aims
(Linked to our UNICEF ‘Rights Respecting Schools Award)
The distinctive nature of our school is fully expressed in our Mission Statement which reads:
“Thornford School is a Church of England School; it is a caring community based on Christian principles and family values.
The children are valued as individuals and encouraged to develop their full potential through a range of good quality educational experiences ”
We have one School Golden Charter which we install in all our pupils:
“Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself”
Aims of the School
♦ We work to develop the whole child in a secure and happy atmosphere.
♦ We encourage children to develop lively, enquiring minds, question and argue rationally, apply themselves and therefore learn effectively.
♦ We help children to become responsible, caring individuals but still respect the values of others.
♦ We foster a positive attitude towards the community and help the children to develop a sense of place within it.
♦ We help the children to explore the spiritual values at the heart of the Christian faith through worship at school and in church.