At Billesdon C of E Primary School our vision is for each member of our school family to experience life in all its fullness both now and in the future. We are an inclusive welcoming community valuing everyone as a child of God for who they are and enabling all to flourish
‘We are the children of God, the Holy Trinity. We learn to believe and believe to achieve’.
Romans 8.16 For the Holy Spirit speaks to us and tells our spirit that we are children of God. (New Life Version)
This was created by the children, during a Worship Workshop session with Reverend Alison. Click below to hear Nathan talk about how this happened.
Living our Vision
Our journey of faith begins with the Church of England's vision for education; ‘Deeply Christian, with Jesus' promise of 'life in all its fullness' at its heart. - John 10:10’ In line with the Church of England's role as the established Church, our vision is for the common good of the whole community. This vision embraces the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of children and young people. The Church of England, as a whole, seeks a vision of human flourishing for all, one that embraces excellence and academic rigour, but sets them in a wider framework. This is worked out theologically and educationally through four basic elements, which permeate the vision:
We are educating for:
Wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
Hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
Community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
Dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.
As a Church school the deeply Christian foundation for this vision will be seen explicitly in teaching and learning both in RE and across the curriculum, and also in the authentically Christian worship and ethos.
At a local level, the vision of the Leicester Diocesan Board of Education is: “Transforming the lives of children and young people” .
Effective; As a result of visionary leadership and inspirational teaching, children and young people in the Diocese of Leicester achieve excellence. They are well-rounded and confident with a strong sense of self-worth. As learners transformed, they in turn transform their communities.
Distinctive; Unequivocally Christ-like, our schools offer children and young people the opportunity to hear the Christian response to life’s big questions. Christian Worship is invitational, offering the whole school community an opportunity for renewal and to encounter the person of Jesus Christ. Religious Education is exemplary, enabling a genuine understanding of the role of faith and belief in modern society.
Rooted; Our schools are rooted in prayer, partnership with parish and wider community and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Children and young people receive excellent Religious Education equipping them with a firm knowledge of the Christian faith and other key faiths.
Inclusive; Like Jesus himself, our schools are ‘scandalously inclusive’. Children and families from all faiths and none are welcomed, respected and cherished. Serving the community in which they are placed, our schools exemplify, ‘love your neighbour’.
Our SIAMS team journey working on our Vision and Biblical Story;
Faith in Action
In 2018 / 19, Mrs. Cook was invited to give a talk to the Gaulby church group answering the question 'Do we need Faith schools in today's society?'. Below is a link to the presentation which shows 'Faith in Action' at our school.