Our Vision Journey
At Blundeston, we have thought carefully about how to articulate our vision. We worked together with our pupils, staff and governors to create our shared vision during the Summer of 2019. With the help of our incumbent, Father Glen, we chose a short, yet powerful, verse to root our vision in biblical teaching.
In developing our vision, we considered The Church of England Vision for Education: Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good (https://www.churchofengland.org/more/education-and-schools/vision-education).
The vision we eventually created is simple but perfectly sums up what we want to achieve for our whole school community. It is celebrated and brought to life through our beautiful hall mural.
Our vision is for our school to be "A Place to Flourish". This is based on John 10:10 when Jesus said "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full". This is what we want for everyone in our school community: to reach their potential, as God intended, with learning being understood as a shared responsibility. We see flourishing in its broadest sense, and not just academically, as we understand that flourishing will mean different things, to different people, at different times. We want our whole school community to flourish, underpinned by our Christian ethos and fundamental British values.
To achieve our vision, we aim to:-
Our work is underpinned by our strong Christian ethos, values and our vision which was articulated by Jesus in John 10:10.
But what makes Blundeston distinctive and unique? It is hard to put into words but we think it can be summed up by the motto, “Team Blundy!" The sense of teamwork is palpable at our school. Everyone pulls together, supports each other and works together to solve problems. We have our ups and downs, but ultimately we care about everyone in our school community and want them to achieve and flourish. Visitors comment on the school’s ethos and the welcoming and caring feel of the school. We are very proud of this.
We focus on the values of Hope, Joy, Community, Wisdom, Dignity and Peace. The children learn about the importance of these to Christians and reflect on the significance of these in their own lives, through our collective worship programme.
Our children are also encouraged to develop, and reflect upon, the characteristics of resilience, teamwork, courage and independence through our wider curriculum and we celebrate their successes during our weekly "Blundeston Flourishers" collective worship.