Inspiring Everyone to Shine
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Matthew chapter 5 verse 14 – 16
At Highnam C of E Primary Academy, through our vision ‘Inspiring Everyone to Shine,’ we believe that every child and adult can flourish and let their light shine before others, for the benefit of all. By providing rich experiences, we aim for our children to be inspired and grow in wisdom, knowledge and self-worth and have opportunities to achieve more than they ever thought possible. We do not want the amazing things that we do and learn to be hidden. As demonstrated in our Christian values, which are embedded through everything that we do, our hope is that the light from Highnam will shine in many ways, every day for the benefit of all and for the glory of God.
Together, we recognise, in the eyes of God, that we are all special and have unique talents which we support and nurture so that each of us has the opportunity to become the very best person that God intended us to be. We believe that developing a sense of self-worth is paramount. In addition to letting their light shine on others, we want our children to recognise the value of, and have faith in, their own light: to be proud of their personal achievements; to value and respect themselves; and to know how loved they are both by God and by others. We want our children to feel inspired to do well but to also do good and for the light of their lives to shine and make a difference in their classrooms, throughout the school, at home and into their community.
As part of the Primary QuEST multi academy trust, our school vision links well with the trust vision:
Together in LIFE, Flourishing through LIFE, Faith for LIFE