Marsh Baldon CE Primary School is a small but remarkable school set in a unique rural setting just a few minutes from the multicultural city of Oxford. We are a fully inclusive school, welcoming children of all abilities, circumstances and world views to join us. Children and staff are cherished as respected individuals, each with a unique contribution to make to our community.
We aspire for all to:
‘I came to give life, life in all its fullness' John 10:10
Our associated values, rooted in biblical teaching, are:
Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.
‘Love your Neighbour as you love yourself’
So there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free people, between men and women; you are all in union with Christ Jesus.
So then, we must always aim at those things that bring peace and that help to strengthen one another.
Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs, love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up and its faith, hope, and patience never fail.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a
The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Our Christian Vision has been developed by:
Our Christian Vision and associated values have been developed over time and in close partnership with local clergy, staff, parents and governors. The vision was most recently revisited in September 2021 and rewritten between September and December 2021. Further training since January 2022 for staff and governors in spirituality and Christian uniqueness has informed the implementation of the newly revised vision. The vision statement should be read in conjunction with key school policies and plans.
This vision statement should be read in conjunction with the following documents:
Collective Worship, Values, PHSE, RSE and SMSC
Our values link in with our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme; the scheme of work for this is provided by Jigsaw (See PHSE Policy). Each value is explored closely during a short term, aligned with the Jigsaw themes as follows:
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