Our vision is to develop children to be happy and ambitious life-long learners through a nurturing, inspiring and bespoke learning environment, for God so loves the world.
'For God so loves the world' is taken from John's Gospel Chapter 3 V 16 and from the first letter of John Chapter 4 V 11.
Over the past few months we have been evaluating our school vision statement to ensure that it reflects our distinctively Christian ethos and core values. Staff and Governors have worked together to define what this vision statement means for us as a small rural school and more importantly, how this impacts our children's academic and spiritual growth.
It is important for us to ensure that the children understand what it means to belong to Aston Rowant School and that they each feel this sense of belonging as a foundation for their future lives.
All of our children are nurtured, encouraged to achieve their full potential and to flourish in every area of life. Our vision for the school ensures that we are also developing their spiritual awareness so that they can develop an open mindedness to other people's feelings and the world around them and that they have a true sense of self.
Spirituality for us is about always learning, noticing and experiencing new things so that we can find awe and wonder in the smallest things both within our beautiful school grounds and within the wider world. Our aim is for the children to become deep thinkers, open hearted and open to possibilities. Our growth mind-set philosophy is building on the ability to learn by failing and the children are accepting challenge as a means to develop new academic and social skills. It is lovely to see the children building relationships, learning to love and understanding that they too are loved 'for God so loves the world.'
Please follow the link below for more information on the Church Of England's vision for Education.