Church Schools are different, not because they are exclusive, but because they are distinctive.
In Margaretting C of E Primary School we set out to live by our values. These values are values that are evident in many schools, but in our church school the values are always underpinned by the lessons we learn from the Bible.
R.E. is taught as a core subject and the curriculum is varied and interesting including teaching and learning from the Diocese Curriculum, The Essex agreed syllabus for Education and the new resources from R.E. Today.
Collective Worship is part of all our assemblies and children have an active part in our assemblies.
Our vicars lead one assembly weekly and the school visit the local church every term. The R.E. focus group meet regularly and have a year long plan to visit other churches, cathedrals and temples in our local area.
One of our vicars is a governor and oversees the Christian Distinctiveness of our school during a weekly meeting.
We aim to develop links with the school, the church and the community. We have a close relationship with our vicars and together have supported each other in setting up Story Teller Bible sessions. The school choir will sing at the Over 60’s group at the community hall and at 4 church services over Christmas. The R.E. focus group have attended and taken active part in church services. The school is working with the local Parish council to support the development of safety outside the school grounds.
The children are proud of our school as a church school and can articulate difference between church schools and community schools.
We aim for everything we do to be rooted in Christian values. The attitudes to teaching and learning and the excellent behaviour seen around the school are evident that our safe, community environment, is a welcoming, safe and enjoyable place to be every day.