Who are we?
We all belong to The Ferncumbe Family, sharing love and learning, to grow in dignity and respect as we follow the teachings of Jesus.
I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. John 10:10
Why are we here?
To build and grow a community of learning inspired by our deeply Christian Vision.
How will we do this?
We will enable our school community to grow and flourish in a secure and stable environment, so that we are confident to question, able to reflect and to make discerning choices.
These are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock.
Matthew 7 : 24-25
We will nurture wisdom through imaginative pedagogy and a rounded, balanced and enriched curriculum so that our children become religiously literate and spiritually mature and are well prepared for the next stage of their lives and beyond.
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Luke 2 : 52
We will help our children to achieve their potential by developing in them qualities of gratitude, resilience, aspiration and hope for the future.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40 : 31
We will embody an ethos of “Living Well Together” where we develop cultural awareness and a sense of heritage so that our children grow into caring and responsible global citizens for the 21st Century.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4 : 32
We will nurture the well-being of all members of the Ferncumbe Family, so that we maintain healthy lifestyles, have a deep sense of self-worth and a respectful and compassionate regard for others.
Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’
This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it:
‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’
Matthew 22: 37-9
We will put mutual respect, dignity and integrity at the heart of our work, and exercise vigilance to ensure all are valued equally as God’s children, so that our children appreciate diversity, grow in understanding of inter-dependence within society and a develop keen sense of social justice.
Act justly and love mercy and walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6 : 8