"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Our Ethos statement
Recognising our historic links with Cleeve Abbey, Old Cleeve Church of England First School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
Our school aims to serve the community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promote Christian values through the experience we offer to all our children.
We aim to give each member of our school community an experience of Christian life and worship.
At Old Cleeve, the school community believes that our motto, Courage through kindness is how we live our school life. It is our firm conviction that the commitment and enthusiasm of the staff, in both enjoying and supporting the children to realise this aim, remains vital.
Our strap line A village school - a world of learning recognises the many strengths a close knit rural communtiy brings, whilst understanding the importance to educate our children about becoming global citizens in a wider world. Through our practice we are aligned with the Church of England's vision for education and embed Jesus' teaching in with our rich and varied curriculum. “life – life in all its fullness” John 10:10
The Old Cleeve Way outlines clearly what is expected of all staff and children who are part of our school family.
As well as our core values of kindness and courage which underpin everything that happens at Old Cleeve, we have developed a set of 12 Christian Values that shape our practice of education.
Our values will be reflected through:
Each half term we concentrate on a particular value in assemblies and lessons generally. These are set out in the table below: