We are proud of our Christian distinctiveness and our Christian belief and ethos can be seen in all aspects of school life at Ipsley, from the tone of our relationships with each other to the curriculum studied. We aim to promote Christian values, moral strength and spiritual depth.
At Ipsley, pupils are encouraged to explore issues of faith, belief and spirituality as part of their own personal development and preparation for their future lives.
As a Church of England school, everything we do is underpinned by our values. Whether you are a Christian, have a different faith or no faith at all, these values are ones which enable all of us to be the best we can be. Through our links with the local church and beyond, our children can understand what it means to serve and help others. We hope to support pupils on their journey to finding meaning and purpose to life.
The Young Leaders at Ipsley are a group of pupils who celebrate, explore and implement our Christian Values and Church of England ethos within the school and the wider community. In a bid to create a fairer and more just world, the group take a lead in learning about local and global issues whilst understanding their Christian responsibility to act as advocates for change and tackle these problems. Theyhelp to create and lead assemblies, share prayers and help to produce activities for Collective Worship across the school and in the community.
The Young Leaders are able to participate in many activities throughout the year both inside and outside of school. This includes serving food and drink and greeting guests invited to Christ Church’s Christmas Dinner and taking a lead on fundraising activities such as the ‘Dance-a-thon’ for Sport Relief. Activities such as these provide opportunities for these pupils to live out our core value of community in a practical way. Proudly, the group played a key part in the school achieving bronze status in Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours scheme, which recognises the school’s wide-ranging steps to love our global neighbours.
Reflection is an important part of a happy life. We provide variousopportunities for reflection or prayer, either in assemblies or in class time.Families can also engage in these activities together, using movement, interaction, craft, play and more. You may choose to think about the following:
Learnabout a situation and what is happening.
Reflect on the situation.
Respond to make a difference.
Key questions for reflection and action
What does the core value mean to you?
How do your word and actions reflect each value?
How does the value influence the way in which you learn and behave in our school community?