Our christian vision
Our Vision is that, in partnership with families, our children will be happy, well rounded individuals who have a love of learning through which they achieve and progress.
We want them to enter the wider world as;
- Confident and positive individuals with an understanding and knowledge of Christian values based on a developed sense of spiritual awareness
Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
- Responsible citizens able to make a positive contribution to society
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
- Adaptable individuals in an ever-changing world
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
- Life-long learners who achieve their maximum potential
Stapeley Broad Lane has Church of England Controlled Status. This means the school functions in partnership with the Church, with its Christian ethos being central to the school. We teach the Local Authority's Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. The school and its staff also receive valuable support from the Board of Education at the Diocese of Chester.
Worship at daily school assemblies is linked with the doctrines of the Church of England. As a Church of England school, emphasis is placed upon the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of Christianity in particular, as well as other world religions. All pupils are encouraged to respect the beliefs and values of others and to express their own opinions in a thoughtful and reflective way.
St Chad's Church, Wybunbury
Rev Alison Fulford is shortly to be the new vicar at St Chad's Church. We hope she will work closely with us and regularly lead Collective Worship as Rev Helen did. We also have a number of other regular visitors, including the Open Book team and Chris Gilbert (the Art & Soul man).
As a Church School, we are very proud of our links with St Chad's which, due to its location in Wybunbury, is not easily accessible from school. However, our staff and children visit for special assemblies and services (Easter and Christmas). Please click here to access St Chad's website.
St Mary's Church, Nantwich
We also visit St Mary's Church in the centre of Nantwich for special school-specific services, including at Easter and Christmas. Our KS2 choir have performed at the NSPCC Carol Service for the past few years, supporting this charity to raise funds to continue it's important work, particularly in schools. Our Y2 children visit the church as part of their study of Nantwich. St Mary's is a very impressive building and well worth a visit. Please click here to access St Mary's website.
Each year, we appoint two children from each class to our Worship Council. During 2017/18, they met with one of our Foundation Governors to evaluate our worship programme and made plans to become more involved in its delivery. During 2018/19, they led our whole school Harvest service and visited the Nantwich Foodbank to see what happens to our donations. During 2019/20, they have already led our whole school Harvest service, written a prayer to be used throughout the school and refreshed our Areas of Reflection around school.
our school prayer
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for our joyful school and all those who help us to learn.
Thank you for friends, mums, dads and all those who care for us, for tasty food and places to play.
Help us to work together, help each other and respect everyone so that our school is a safe and happy place.
As we learn more about your world help us to take good care of it.
Help us to learn to forgive one another.
Thank you for all the things we can learn to help us as we grow so that we may make wise choices.
Thank you for everything you have given us, especially your love.
Help us to take your love with us.
Written by the School Worship Council with assistance from Rev. Helen Chantry
prayer Space and Prayer Labyrinth
The photographs below show pupils engaging with the Prayer Space and Prayer Labyrinth.
They concentrate, deliberate and reflect well on the objects and situations producing compassionate ideas and thoughts.