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Our Christian Distinctiveness

Our school has a distinctively Christian character and ethos which is central to our school vision statement.  

Our vision is to ensure that children of all faiths and none can be the best that they can be, in an environment where everyone is valued, respected and challenged. In our school, individuals are supported in their personal journey of learning, growth and development, within an ethos of nurture, encouragement and love.

At Weeting CE Primary School, we have a clear belief that learning will equip our children for their future. We aim to do this through the three strands of: valuing every child and staff member, nurturing holistically, growing and learning together in partnership. Every child is valued, supported and challenged to achieve their very best outcomes within and outside of the curriculum. In a village school environment, staff get to know the children well, developing positive relationships in an enabling environment.

Our school vision is based around the Christian belief that “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12

Christian distinctiveness is explicit and implicit throughout Weeting school life, relationships and the curriculum. All members of the school community experience Christianity through the life of the school, as well as through the taught curriculum.

Our understanding of the unique worth of every member of our school family, our local community in Weeting, and God's world, is central to all that we do at Weeting CE Primary.  It effects how we treat our children, our broad curriculum offer, our charitable works, and our commitment to developing our pupil, family and staff voice.  We want every member of our school community to know that every person is made in the image of God: every person is valued and every voice counts.   

The content of our school curriculum has also been carefully chosen to ensure that it reflects our values of Friendship, Creativity and Perseverance.  During RE and PSHE children learn about different cultures, religions and types of families to enable them to show respect to all god’s people and show respect for different views and interpretations.

Our Collective Worship draws on Christian teachings and beliefs whilst being mindful of children’s wider beliefs and non-beliefs. Worship is inclusive and delivered in a way that enables all members of the school community to feel able to be part of the experience, and all staff and children attend.  Collective Worship begins with the lighting of a candle and a blessing read by representatives of our School Council.  Worship has a time of reflection, prayer and during Choral Worship. Year 6 pupils set up collective worship and lead in ensuring all other pupils are involved. 

RE at Weeting  is reflective, creative and thoughtful. Pupils make a well-informed response to Christianity and respect those of all faiths (and none) in their search for God. Pupils receive an RE curriculum that enables them to acquire a rich, deep knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of Christianity, the other five main World Faiths and a non religious world view, including  the ways in which each is unique and diverse.