Aims and Ethos
Our vision is
Our Vision - ‘My Cup Overflows’ Psalm 23:5
A community that gives each child an outstanding spiritual, academic and practical education and instils an awareness of the overflowing joy, love and peace that comes from God’s love for us, so that they are able to achieve their potential and truly experience ‘life in all its fulness.’ John 10:10
BWI School aims to:
- be a Christian community where everyone can grow in Christian faith and develop an understanding and tolerance of others
- help each individual develop self-awareness, self-discipline and a positive attitude to life and work
- develop a sensitivity to the needs of others, valuing and respecting individuals and the whole community
- create a happy, organised and stimulating working environment so that children are enabled to fulfil their own potential and acquire skills and knowledge to prepare them for the wider world
- foster in children an excitement for God's world and an awareness of their place in it.
BWI School Ethos and Christian Character
- Distinctively Christian values are made explicit and are deeply embedded in the daily life of our school, having a significant impact on the daily lives and achievements of our children.
- Our school’s Christian character has a high profile, seen through our approach to issues of attendance and pupil exclusion for all groups of children.
- There is a highly developed interpretation of spirituality shared across our school community. Children have regular opportunities to engage in high quality experiences that develop a personal spirituality. They are passionate and confident to express their thoughts and views in considerable depth through a rich variety of styles and media.
- The Christian character and values of our school have a significant impact on the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all children.
- The behaviour of our children is of a high standard and relationships between all members of the school community are consistently attributed to the Christian character and values of the school.
- Children are fully aware that Christianity is a multi-cultural world faith. They have a high degree of understanding and respect for diversity and difference both within the church and in other faith communities.
- Children are excited and challenged by religious education. It makes a significant contribution to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and plays a major role in determining the Christian character of the school.