The banner on our website contains important words: Trust; Compassion; Love; Community; Growth; Learning; Peace; Belief; Forgiveness.
These nine Christian values are taken from the discussion we had around our Mission Statement which was drawn up by our pupils, staff, parents and governors at the end of 2014. The full text reads as follows:
With God's help
we will live kindly,
love each other,
learn and laugh together!
Our Mission Statement is proudly displayed in our lobby - it is the first thing visitors to our school see. We believe that our school has this statement at its heart. We try to build relationships within our school around these Christian principles.
Recognising our historic foundation, The March CE School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
The March CE School aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all its pupils.
Our children will love learning and will be given a variety of opportunities to develop intellectually, socially, physically, aesthetically and creatively in order to attain high standards and to reach their full potential. They will enjoy working within a stimulating environment which fosters excitement and enthusiasm for learning.
Our children will reach high standards in numeracy and literacy so that each child works with confidence and enjoyment, whilst being challenged, in these key areas of learning.
Our children will learn to respect the environment and have an appreciation of what is beautiful, taking time to reflect and become aware of the responsibility that we have as stewards of the world around us.
Our children will establish a healthy lifestyle becoming equipped to adapt to an ever-changing world and work environment. They will confidently acquire ICT skills.
Our children will become self-disciplined, having high expectations of themselves, becoming confident and articulate in a range of situations and have an optimistic view of life.
Our children will have the skills and confidence to question, having inquiring minds, and develop a sense of identity within the school community and in our multi-ethnic society. They will develop an ability to empathise; recognising their own strengths and the strengths of others.
Our children will show respect to others, being considerate of the views of others and their beliefs whilst valuing open and honest communication. We value working with parent and community support, providing a broad and balanced curriculum developing children morally, socially, culturally and spiritually.