As part of the ASPIRE Federation we aim to be an outstanding school at the heart of our culturally diverse communities, striving for excellence, enabling our children to achieve their highest potential in all areas of the curriculum in line with each of the individual schools’ values and beliefs.
One body, many members, learning together surrounded by God’s inclusive love.
Ulcombe Church of England School is a nurturing, inclusive learning space, where our uniqueness inspires trust and welcomes diversity. Our children all flourish (for however long they are with us), in an environment where learning through making choices is not only embraced but discussed and forgiven. This allows our learners to become positive role models in their wider communities. The whole school community works together in unity to ensure that our practice fully reflects the passage of Corinthians 12:12-14. The children and adults feel included and appreciated as one body with diverse cultures learning, working and flourishing together to accept everyone and nurture their aspirations for the future.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
Unity and diversity in the body – one body, many members
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptised by[a] one Spirit so as to form one body – whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 And so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
TRUST, RESPECT, ENDURANCE, HOPE
Nurture – ‘It is about learning – breaking down barriers’.
Children’s learning is understood developmentally.
The classroom offers a safe base.
The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing.
Language is a vital means of communication.
All behaviour is communication.
The importance of transition in children’s lives.
ASPIRE Federation – Mission Statement and Vision
A School Partnership In Rural England
Motto: ‘We Aspire to Inspire’
Values – using the initials of the names of the schools.
K – Kindness
U – Understanding
P – Patience
H – Honesty
L –Love (of God)
B – Boldness
The ASPIRE Federation will nurture curiosity and creativity through an inspiring, active, broad and engaging curriculum, where learning is at the heart of all that we do. Our children become resilient and self-assured in environments where pastoral care is excellent and wellbeing and mental health underpin each daily aspect of our community. Everyone is challenged and encouraged to thrive and achieve as individuals, preparing them for their role as caring citizens in modern Britain.
We aim to be an outstanding Federation at the heart of our culturally diverse communities, striving for excellence, enabling our children to achieve their highest potential in all areas of the curriculum in line with each school’s values and beliefs.