Our Vision and Values
Our Mission as a Church School:
'Shepherding our School Community to Enrich God's World and Flourish.'
At our school each child is known and nurtured in our inclusive family; we value each member of our community equally. Our enriching curriculum develops the whole child to find joy in the every day. We are responsible and respectful, outward looking environmentalists who shepherd God’s world and each other
Our vision and associated values are theologically centred on the Bible narrative ‘The Good Shepherd and his sheep’ John 10:1-18
The story of the Good Shepherd and his sheep represents our school. In the story, Jesus assures his followers that they are his sheep, he will lay down his life for them, he will guide, protect and keep his sheep safe. He shows how he knows each one of his precious flock.
- Jesus showed how he kept his flock safe from harm. We nurture all members of our school community to be the best version of themselves so that they thrive, flourish and blossom as a result of good mental health and wellbeing in a fellowship of love with God.
- Jesus dedicated himself to his flock, without exception. Everyone is welcome in our Frittenden family, we are fully inclusive without compromise; we welcome all and strive continuously to meet individual needs, supported by excellent role models, who have high aspirations for all, driven by gospel values.
- ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full’ John 10:10. Jesus wanted his sheep to live life to the full. At our school, each child will travel on their own learning journey pathway to achieve their full God given potential academically, socially, personally and spiritually. We have high expectations for all children and promote good mental health and well-being and positive relationships for all.
All stakeholders have agreed on three Christian values: Compassion, Respect and Joy, which underpin everything we do at Frittenden. To make these values meaningful and memorable for the children we have linked our vision and values to John 10 The Good Shepherd.