“A Christian school is one in which the entire atmosphere is pervaded by the conviction that there is something mysterious, and potentially wonderful, in everybody”.
Dr Rowan Williams
Here at Burton Leonard, our school community is underpinned by our core Christian values:
Love, Trust, Responsibility, Thankfulness, Friendship and Peace.
These values run through our daily school life like the words run through a stick of seaside rock. Our values tell everybody what we consider important and what we stand for; they are values based on the Christian teaching in the Bible.
Our values help us all – pupils and staff – steer our way through our daily challenges, make choices and decisions, and maintain good relationships in our school community.
Our values are explored at school through collective worship, RE lessons, and in our everyday lives. The values steer us towards a strong moral code and compliment and reinforce our British Values.
Our core Christian values support us in our goal to provide a setting where each child has the fullest opportunity to be the very best that they can be.
Sue Riley – Foundation Governor
Every day we have Collective Worship. This is an opportunity for us to worship together and to promote the Christian ethos and values of the school. We enjoy many visitors coming to lead Collective Worship too. Mrs Day runs Burton Leonard Trailblazers (BLT) on Tuesday lunchtimes; this is a fun craft-filled Bible story club for our children. Parents have the right to exclude their children from Religious Education and/or assemblies.
Quotes from the children
‘Faith is all about hope, believing that something good is going to happen, believing in God.’ Grace
‘Faith is what you believe in, being committed.’ Helena
‘Christians live anywhere and everywhere, they might wear different clothes and eat different things but they all believe in God and live their lives according to the Bible.’ Isabella