Vision and Christian Values 

Our School Vision

Our school vision and values have been produced through consultation with our children, parents, staff and governors:

"Nurture, Grow, Flourish and...Fly" 

We nurture the hearts of our children, support them all to grow, watch them flourish, and then fly...

"To uphold and promote our Christian Values by creating a welcoming, vibrant, happy school where the wellbeing of our children and families are placed at the heart of everything we do.  

Through a creative and nurturing approach we aim to actively engage, inspire and enable all of our children to grow, flourish and succeed, having discovered a real love for one another, for life and for learning." 

Our Core Christian Values

The school takes as its inspiration the life and teaching of Jesus Christ and actively seeks to uphold and promote Christian values.  We have chosen four core values that are at the heart of our whole school ethos:

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Hope

Therefore we aspire to:

  • Teach our children to love one another as God loves them.
  • Ensure that our children experience joy.
  • Help our children to be at peace with themselves and others.
  • Be filled with hope for a bright future feeling love, joy and peace

Teaching Our Mission

It is paramount that the children at Rosedale truly understand what is meant by 'Every day, in Every way, Everyone matters'. The Lost Parables are perfect examples of this and a lot of work is done in class and through whole school worship to teach the children the message behind these stories. Here are just a few examples of the work Reception and Key Stage 1 have done to demonstrate their understanding of the lost parables:


We love what we do!

We know that for our children to grow and achieve, they need to be happy, feel loved and love what they are doing! We place the well-being of our children at the centre of our work and caring staff nurture the development of each and every child. Our 'irresistible' curriculum is designed to inspire a real love for learning. Our vibrant learning environment celebrates the work of our children. We want every child to succeed and we want you to share in this success...

"Love each other as I have loved you" (John 15:12)  


Our children are happy and so are our families!

We engage children through active and joyful lesson opportunities. We read, write, count, create, sing and dance to music! We aim to have as much fun as possible whilst achieving the highest possible standards. And when we think we've achieved everything we can, we "Reach for the Stars" and aim even higher!  

Jesus said, "I have come in order that you might have life - life in all its fullness." (John 10:10)


We share magical moments!

At the heart of our curriculum is the belief that to be successful, children need to become independent learners. They need time and space to plan the next steps on their journey of learning. We provide imaginative learning experiences; we allow our children to think and feel; we encourage curiosity and questioning; and we provide opportunities to be still and reflect. 

Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." (John 14:27)


We know that there is always light in all of us!

Hope is underpinned by our Learning Behaviours - Resilience and Curiosity. We use these to challenge ourselves and to strive to be the best that we can be! We understand that getting things wrong can help us to do better. We work closely with our families and provide a range of graduated support to those who need it. 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him." (Romans 15:13)