OUR SCHOOL VISION
As a small school in a rural area, we have strong connections to our unique community. Our nurturing environment, creative curriculum and enrichment opportunities allow children and adults to grow the strong roots they need to flourish. The Parable of the Sower encapsulates the elements needed in our aim for children to become independent, reflective and aspirational learners for life. It runs throughout school life and is the foundation of our policy and practice.
Jesus told the Parable of the Sower to illustrate how those who hear the Word of God and are open to it, go forth to grow in strength and have the ability to further spread His News. We use the Parable of the Sower to unite our school community in its understanding of what we hope to achieve. We believe that Amberley Parochial school offers the ‘fertile soil’ needed for all to be able to develop deep roots and flourish.
Our children are not only part of our unique rural community, but are themselves unique and made in the image of God. Their lives as individuals will take them on many different paths, but our mission is to ensure that we develop the whole child, so that they can become lifelong learners, secure in the knowledge of God’s love and able to let their light shine and inspire others. When children leave Amberley, we want them to feel that they have strong roots and a sense of belonging so that as they to go out into the world they are independent, reflective and aspirational learners for life. This is fundamental to our curriculum, teaching and learning, and leadership of the school.
The Amberley Vision wheel incorporates all the elements of our school vision; the foundations we believe are necessary for each of us to grow into strong adults who lead fruitful lives. It forms the basis of how we develop our worship, our curriculum, our school environment, and the connections we make with all of God’s creation. By providing opportunities for spiritual growth through stillness, creativity, curiosity and big questions, we will enable our pupils, and indeed, adults, to enter the wider world with a greater sense of empathy, identity and purpose.
We use the Parable of the Sower to unite our school community in its understanding of what we hope to achieve. The story helps us to understand the elements that are needed to grow into reflective, independent and aspirational learners for life.
Local artist, Sam Adams, worked with children from across the school to create this beautiful art work for our hall.