Our school vision
All Saints C of E Primary School is a VC school established in 1894 within the heart of Chatham, a multi ethnic, socially deprived area of Kent.
The school vision statement (based on Isaiah 60:1) was devised in October 2018 using children’s comments in a school survey, parental feedback to Ofsted inspectors in June and staff aspirations for everybody. The school vision underpins all decision making and school improvement planning and is designed to develop aspirations and resilience so that everybody can flourish. The school vision is:
An image to represent the vision was discussed amongst staff, pupils and governors. It was felt that an image would help the children to remember what the vision and the meaning behind the vision was.
On our school Vision day (November 12th 2018), pupils designed what they thought should be included in the image.
The image devised for the vision consists of a family of people standing on a hillside (they have arisen to the top) united by hands. The family are of no specific colour, background or creed. They are standing with the light of The Lord shining upon them, reflecting in His warmth, standing shoulder to shoulder looking at a cross.
All stakeholders of the school can verbalise the vision and communicate it’s significance to the school, its context within the community and to Christianity as a whole.
The vision encompasses everybody involved in the school; adults and children alike. It encourages all to be the best that they can be (to shine), to persevere and develop courageous advocacy (to arise in challenging times) and ultimately to feel secure and protected by God (for the light of The Lord is upon us.)
The school vision is rooted in Biblical literature.
Focus: Our All Saints family
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.
But as many as received him, to them He gave power to become the sons (and daughters)
of God, to them that believe in His name.
When Jesus died he was resurrected (arose), he overcame darkness and came through
victorious, bringing new hope.
‘Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord rises upon you’.
Let your light shine before others so that they may see your good
deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.
God made his
light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge
of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6
Focus: the Light of The Lord is upon us
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the
light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life."