As a Church of England school, we are in the process of assessing the impact of the school’s distinctive Christian character on the pupils, parents, staff, governors, and all other members of the school community.
In order to achieve this we are asking for your help in completing a short online survey (it will only take a couple of minutes) so that we can address issues that would help to strengthen the Christian ethos of the school.
You are asked for each question to tick the response that you think most accurately reflects your view.
When considering your answers you may like to reflect on our Christian practices at Acton such as:
• daily acts of collective worship (assemblies)
• daily prayers
• a prayer tree in our hall for child led prayer assemblies
• visits from the local clergy
• visits to All Saints Church
• special assemblies to celebrate the major Christian Festivals
• the teaching of Christianity and other world faiths in our Religious Education lessons
• charity events
• the presentation of Bibles to our school leavers
and think how these instil a sense of belonging to the school, a respect for one another, our attitude towards attendance, the opportunities children have to consider and discuss moral, social and spiritual issues and the behaviour of children both in and out of class.
The survey can be found by clicking on the following weblink: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YXQKXPW
Thank you for support with this matter.
Friday 16th November was the end of Anti-Bullying week so, after our assembly (which featured The Jungle Book and a rap about odd socks!), we spent the day working in our 'family groups' on a range of creative activities with a theme of 'Respecting Others'.
With Miss Steward and Miss Willmott, we thought about what the word respect means. We decided that respect means treating people in a way that makes them they feel cared for and important. We then read the story of Beegu the alien who lands on Earth and meets, kind, respectful humans and unkind, disrespectful humans. We thought about how the characters in the story show respect and discussed how we show respect at school and at home. We wrote sentences about being respectful and made Beegu sculptures using playdough.
Miss Underwood and Miss Osborne used the story of Elmer the Elephant to discuss what makes us different before we created our own Elmer to represent us. This included our favourite colours, hobbies, food etc.
We looked together at the UN Rights of the Child using the book 'We are all born free' with Mr. Newcombe and Mr. Gray. We decided to apply a different art style to our own anti-bullying slogans – graffiti! We discussed the use of simple images to have impact and created our own mottos.
At the end of the day, we invited our parents and carers to come and look at our artwork (and try and find our Beegu!). It was a brilliant day which taught us that it is okay to be different and everyone should be respected.
Our school values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
Our current Value for Life is Creativity. We have been thinking about this value during our Collective Worship, during class reflection time and when we are moving around the school. As part of our Star of the Week assembly, we also celebrate children who have shown this value. These children are nominated by either the staff or other children.
In the Downloads panel you will see the values we have been covering in our recent assemblies along with activities and stories to enjoy at home. At the end of each half term, we share a whole school 'Silent Assembly' where everyone has the opportunity to reflect on our current Christian Value. The slide shows from these assemblies can be found below.