As part of the school’s ongoing self-evaluation, we are required to update our Vision and Aims Statement every few years. This was previously done about five years ago when Mr Graham was Head Teacher. The School Governors have recently updated this statement to include our four key values: Respect, Determination, Friendship and Forgiveness. A copy of the new statement is below:
Crayke Church of England Primary School works in partnership with parents, children, church and community to provide a first-class education and start in life. We aim to inspire and equip children to learn throughout life and to strive for excellence in their work and relationships.
We promote the personal growth and development of all children, teaching and practising acceptance and inclusion for those of all backgrounds, abilities and beliefs.
We are a Christian foundation serving the whole community, embodying our school values of Respect, Determination, Friendship and Forgiveness in our nurture and encouragement of all.
Respect Our school is a community which values and respects each member equally. We pay attention to each other’s ideas, feelings and possessions, and take care of our school environment.
Friendship Everyone needs friends. We encourage children to extend their friendship to all school members, showing support, generosity and love to each other.
Forgiveness Forgiveness is at the heart of the Christian faith and we acknowledge that every member of the school community – children and staff – needs a fresh start from time to time. We aim to wipe the slate clean each day and not to hold grudges.
Determination We know that life and learning are sometimes difficult and painful and that it is important to have courage and not to give up. We are committed to the achievement of our community, and of ourselves, for the benefit of us all. We are inspired by God’s endless love and forgiveness for us, so that as members of Crayke School we promise to try our best in everything we do.
This statement can also be found in the school prospectus and is on view in the school entrance hall.