“Let Your Light Shine”
To provide an inspirational environment based on Christian values where individuals can excel and flourish academically, socially and emotionally, preparing them for life’s journey.
We provide a happy, safe and stimulating learning environment based on Christian principles, positive role models and a rigorous curriculum, which encourages responsible and active learners.
We are an inclusive community, fostering awareness of individuality, diversity and the greater world beyond. We provide memorable opportunities to inspire motivated, confident and capable pupils who are active citizens fully prepared for life in modern Britain.
Our core Christian Values embrace our whole school values
L – Love
I – Independence
G – Growth
H – Happiness
T - Trust
Hook-with-Warsash C.E. Academy
Our Christian values are depicted on a wheel made of 3 distinct parts. Each has an important part to play and should one part fail the wheel collapses.
At the centre of the wheel we have the hub, with our core Christian Values. We have LOVE representing Love of God and Love of neighbour and TRUST representing its essential nature to human life and as a Christian value that lies at the heart of all relationships with God and with our neighbours.
From the hub come the spokes, these are additional Christian values that are supported by our core values. They are firmly rooted in Christian teaching. THANKFULNESS, PEACE, HOPE, COMMUNITY, COURAGE, FORGIVENESS, COMPASSION and JUSTICE.
Finally comes the rim, the part of the wheel that meets the road and the part of our school that meets the world. This is what all see of our school. LIGHT - LOVE, Independence, Growth, Happiness and TRUST.
If the route is followed back from these five you will flow through Christian Values to our key Christian Values.
For Christians AGAPE is the key Christian Value, it lies at the core of all Christian values. It is selfless putting others before self. The supreme example is God who had a love so great for humanity that he sent his only son to suffer and die on the cross.
‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres’ (1 Corinthians 13: 4-7)
LOVE in our school
We have an ethos of care and concern for those in our school and beyond it. It can be a tough love for the good of the community. We demonstrate it by our support of those in our school in need. We demonstrate it in our behaviour management with positive rewards. Always condemning the sin not the sinner.
We have an obligation to see that every child has a good childhood.
TRUST lies at the heart of a Christian relationship with God. Trust and faith are exercised when we ask God through Prayer. We trust that God will provide.
‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me’ (John 14, 1)
TRUST in our school
Trust is essential to our school community, to living and working together in harmony. When we work with others we show trust in their abilities so that all can be enriched. Our TRUST is demonstrated by ensuring all have the right to be respected; but have the responsibility to respect others.
The Lord Jesus said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ (Acts 20: 35)
God showed his LOVE for us by giving us the gift of life and for this we give Him our thankfulness. The core Christian act of worship The Eucharist is an act of thanksgiving for the death and resurrection of God’s son which opened up the way to the forgiveness of mankind
Thankfulness in our school
We give thanks to all who help us. We give thanks to God through Collective Worship and have a Eucharist as part of our Year 6 Programme. We say a Grace at mealtimes.
We LOVE our world and God can TRUST us with His wonderful creation which we demonstrate through our Eco awareness projects.
‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God’ (Matthew 5:9)
Peace is used in the scriptures to describe God Himself. The Christian message is "the Gospel of Peace". It is not just absence of war and includes harmony among people and harmony between people and God.
Peace in our School
Children can TRUST us to help with conflict resolution. Classroom management ensures peaceful classrooms. We have developed quiet spaces for peaceful reflection.
We have a ‘no blame’ culture throughout the school and offer support to all those not at peace whether child or adult.
‘Hope is coupled with faith and love as one of the three most enduring gifts of the Spirit’ (1 Corinthians 13:13)
Hope sustains in times of personal difficulty. Christian hope is founded in a TRUST of God, A TRUST in His promises. LOVE and goodness overcomes all evil.
Hope in our school
Children and their families can TRUST us to recognise everyone's potential and be sure that we will encourage that potential to flourish thus giving all hope for the future.
We show our LOVE by always offering a fresh start to those who need it.
Our Vision and Values show hope for the future.
‘Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbour.’ (1 Corinthians 10:24)
Christians came together as a family, LOVING and TRUSTING one another, with believers being "children of God". All within the family are interdependent: all are needed, LOVED, TRUSTED and valued and each person is important to the whole.
Our School Community
We see our school as a place of Christian Fellowship and Inclusion. We build inclusion through formal support structures eg buddy systems, friendship benches, ELSA support and by giving children a stake in the school through school council, etc. Parents and the wider community are welcomed in our school, and we greatly value our links with the church community.
We believe we have built a LOVING and TRUSTING school community where every individual is valued.
‘Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong’ (1 Corinthians 16:13)
God is always present and that gives courage. We can put our TRUST in him. Courage takes many forms; it takes courage to be self sacrificing. It is about living a Christian life, a life that looks outwards to the LOVE of others, not putting oneself first.
Courage in our school
We help children who need courage, perhaps to face up to bullying or courage to do ones best. We are encouraging those facing personal difficulties to put their TRUST in us knowing we will help.
Our school culture is one of selflessness not selfishness.
‘Be compassionate and kind to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.’ (Ephesians 4:32)
In the Lord's Prayer we ask to forgive those who sin against us. God is merciful and forgives our sins and we must act in the same way.
One should never stop forgiving, it has no end.
Forgiveness in our school.
Our message is that whatever you do forgiveness is possible. "LOVE the sinner not the sin"
We seek to ensure that pupils know they are forgiven once they have come to terms with their wrongdoing.
We seek to build a school community where every child and adult is TRUSTED to have the freedom to explore, to make mistakes and grow.
‘The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.’ (Psalm 145:8-9)
Christians believe that their attitudes and actions must reflect the compassion of Christ and the LOVE of God for everyone. Empathy is vital and you have to have the desire to help, support and act on their behalf wherever possible.
In Colossians 3:12 Paul links compassion firmly with kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Compassion in our school
It is demonstrated by showing LOVE, kindness and respect to each other. New members of our school are welcomed and supported.
We demonstrate it through our charitable work and reaction to world problems. We seek to developing understanding as well as simple fundraising. We show compassion at special times in the calendar e.g. Remembrance Day.
‘Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!’ (Amos 5:24)
Christian Justice is more than just fairness and equality; it has a strong bias towards the week, poor and disadvantaged. Christians will be keener to protect others. Justice builds a community where everyone’s well being is bound up with everyone else. Without true Justice there cannot be true peace.
Justice in our school
We take responsibility for one another. We look beyond our school to injustice in the world and how to counteract it. In our dealings with one another the pupils can TRUST adults to show them respect and the same TRUST is expected in return. We seek to have an open and fair decision making process.