Whaplode
Church of England
Primary School

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded

2 Chronicles 15:7

I can do all things through him who strengthens me

Philippians 4:13
Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust - Diocese of Lincoln

Christian Distinctiveness

Inspire Believe Achieve

Our aim is to inspire and encourage our children to believe in their ability to succeed through learning. This vision will enable them to achieve and succeed in reaching their full potential and beyond, now and for their future.

Within our school we work very hard to create a team of teachers, non-teaching and support staff that will support each child in reaching their potential. Many who visit us comment on the strength of our ‘staff team’ and their shared commitment to help every child in the school achieve their best.

We value the broad and balanced curriculum which our staff offers and all children are able to access not only academic, but creative and physical areas of the National Curriculum fully, so that they receive the highest standard of education.

Our Vision

At Whaplode Church of England Primary school, we aim to develop pupils as life long learners within a Christian context. We base all we do around the Parable of the Lost Sheep, which tells us that each individual is valued by God, even the troublesome ones who may get lost along the way. We recognise that if each is valued by God, then it is our duty to give each child the very best and to allow each one to flourish. (Matthew 18, Luke 15).

Within a Christian ethos we aim to:

We are a school that prides itself on our Christian values and aims to ensure all of our pupils feel happy, secure and valued, enabling them to make a worthwhile contribution as young people within their community.

Our school provides a gateway for children to discover, explore and learn in a caring environment. Childhood is a magical, wonderful time and our pupils follow a varied and active programme designed to give them the opportunity to build confidence and learn everything they will need for their future.

SMSC

SMSC stands for spiritualmoralsocial and cultural. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC. We hope that this page clearly identifies how we do this within our school, community and families and how we meet some of the required outcomes.

Spiritual
Explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Moral
Recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Social
Use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.
Cultural
Appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

Collective Worship

As a Church School Collective worship is an important part of our school day. Collective worship takes place everyday. During Collective Worship, we light a candle to both symbolise Jesus (as light of the world) and also as a visible sign that worship has started and ended. This can also be done when worship is in the classrooms.
Children may be withdrawn from RE /collective worship for religious reasons at the wish of their parents/ carers. Our reserved teachers are Mrs A Flack and Mrs E Adie.

We are lucky to have visiting clergy who support our collective worship on a regular basis.

Prayers are said before lunch and at the end of the day when there is not an end of the day collective worship. Certificates for stars of the week are presented to the children. Attendance certificates are awarded each half term to pupils with 100% attendance.

We have close links with our church and share services and collective worships there throughout the academic year.

  • September: New starters
  • October: Harvest festival
  • December: Christingle service, Christmas service and carol service.
  • April: Easter service
  • July : Leavers’ service

Throughout the school year, pupils also attend the church to participate in a wide range of other activities to develop their understanding of Christianity. 

Alistair Ward

 Hi, I’m delighted to have moved to Elloe Stone as Priest in Charge and look forward to getting to know you all in School. In my early career I worked as a Builder’s Merchant for Travis Perkins.
In 1996 I relocated to Lincoln with my family. We attended St Peter in Eastgate Church where I served in many areas including Children’s ministry, running a home group, and establishing a Men’s Ministry. My heart’s desire is for others to know the love of God in Christ Jesus and to follow him.
I was called to Ordained ministry in 2016 and served my curacy at St Peter’s, Lincoln.
Outside of church-life I have loved being involved with the local infant school and serving as trustee of the Joy Foundation, a Lincoln organisation dedicated to bringing the gospel into schools through collective worship. My favourite pastimes include walking my dog, Billie, spending time with friends and family and baking Ciabatta.

Resources

Collective Worship for Primary Schools

(www.churchofengland.org website)

Helping Ukraine Monday 28 February

Picture News Special - Helping Ukraine

Monday 13 September

Prayer for Monday 6 September

Dear Lord,
Thank you that you have brought us back here for the start of a brand new year.
Thank you for all the opportunities that lie ahead of us.
For new friendships,
New things to learn,
New places to go,
Things to try for the first time ever.
Please help us not to be afraid or nervous, but to remember that you are always with us.
Help us to celebrate these new experiences this year.
Amen.

School Parliament

We have a school parliament who are also responsible for organising and developing our collective worship provision. 

Flower Festival

Every year we support our local church’s flower festival celebrations. Every class creates a display of work linked to the theme which is displayed with the flowers around the church. This year we were asked to create work to represent different countries around the world and all classes produced some wonderfully creative pieces. Pupils from Y6 were also invited down tot he church to create their own small floral decorations which were also shared around the church during the festival.