Vision and Values

Vision and Values

St George’s Hanover Square CE Primary School’s Motto, Vision and Values

Updated 24.02.20 please note that this draft is in the consultation process.

Our Vision and Motto

Let your light shine in the world as Jesus did, with compassion, thankfulness and hope.

Our school motto is based upon the biblical link Matthew 5: 14-16

"You are the light of the world…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

This is demonstrated across our school by:

  • Respect which helps us value.
  • Encouragement which helps us learn.
  • Perseverance which helps us achieve.
  • Care which helps us flourish and serve others.
  • Aspiration which helps us shine. 
  • And reverence so that we embrace the wonder of God's creation.​

The Four Foundations

Our curriculum is built upon four foundations which are interwoven with our core Christian Values:

  1. Educating for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills (value link-perseverance)
  2. Educating for Hope and Aspiration (value link-forgiveness)
  3. Educating for Community and Living Well Together (value link-compassion, responsibility)
  4. Educating for Dignity and Respect (value link-integrity, respect)

Our Six Christian Values

As a community, we have identified six core values that are woven into the very fabric of the school. All members of the school community-pupils, staff, governors, clergy are role models for these.

Compassion A deep awareness and sympathy for another’s suffering

When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. (Mark 6:34)

Integrity The quality of having strong moral principles e.g. honesty, decency, fairness, equality

Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8)

Forgiveness Excusing a mistake or offence

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. (Matt 6:12-15)

Perseverance Keeping on trying, even though it is difficult to succeed

Be strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience. (Colossians 1:11-12)

Respect Regard highly, value, honour

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. (Luke 6:31)

Responsibility A form of trustworthiness, being responsible for your own actions

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control. (Timothy 1:7)

St George’s Hanover Square Church of England Primary School offers a distinctly Christian education in an inclusive environment, welcoming children and staff of all faiths and none.

‘Church of England schools offer a community where everyone is a person known and loved by God, supported to know their intrinsic value.' The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

The distinctive nature of our approach to education can be found in our explicit Christian values, our collective worship, our grounded Christian ethos and in our Religious Education.

We aim to provide ambitious learning opportunities, promoting achievement in every area and nurturing social, emotional and spiritual well-being.

It is essential that we equip our children with the knowledge and cultural capital that they need to succeed in life. Cultural capital is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping them to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

Character and resilience are the qualities, the inner resources that we call on to help us through the frustrations and setbacks that are part and parcel of life. We must instill these qualities in our children and make sure that they are ready to make their way in the world as robust and confident individuals.

As our children gain confidence, knowledge and skills we hope that they will go on to become compassionate, well balanced young people. They will take their place in society as active citizens, economically independent, exemplifying the British Values of equality, tolerance, democracy, individual liberty and rule of law.

As a Church school we believe every child is made in the image of God, and therefore we want the best for them. We value our school community as a place where love can flourish.