Our Values & Ethos
St Benedict's C of E VA Junior School Vision and Ethos
Dream, Believe, Achieve
The community of St Benedict’s C of E VA Junior School nurture and educate the whole child. We encourage our pupils to hope and dream for a bright future and, within our Christian environment, we foster a sense of self-belief in our pupils, promoting positive mental health and well-being. We celebrate all participation and achievements; academic, sporting, creative and community.
Key points from the latest Inspection of Anglican Schools report (November 2016) are:-
“Warm relationships and extending hospitality are hallmarks of the school.”
“The School has considered carefully what it means to be a church school in a diverse community and works sensitively with families from all faiths and none. The Christian belief that all are equal in the sight of God underpins this approach and children speak eloquently and with commitment of this being a school where all are welcome. They are able to express their thoughts around spirituality clearly and confidently. There is a particularly strong emphasis on creative and social development and children’s all round growth is celebrated and promoted.”
“Children are able to explain clearly how values affect their approach to learning and as a consequence are more equipped to overcome obstacles to achievement.”
As a C of E VA School, our belief is encompassed in our Christian ethos. We aim to foster a sense of belonging and to give every individual that enters our school the warm welcome for which our namesake, St. Benedict, was renowned. Situated in the diverse, vibrant town of Glastonbury, we aim to be at the centre of our community, offering our pupils opportunities to become involved in local events and activities. Through this sense of community and belonging, we aim to nurture our pupils’ feeling of self-worth and resilience, promoting well-being and self-belief as the equal of intellectual achievement. It is our belief that only once our pupils believe in themselves can they achieve their dreams.