The Vision for Emscote Infant school is:
‘Working Together, Valuing Everyone, Learning for Life’
Emscote Infants shares a Vision with their federated junior school, All Saints’ C of E Junior School. It is important to the school community that their vision reflects both schools. Children learn about the vision from Reception onwards and are supported in understanding the biblical basis of it from Y3 onwards when they join All Saints’.
The biblical basis for this vision is as follows: Luke 10:25-37; The Parable of the Good Samaritan. This parable underpins the ethos of love, respect, acceptance, religious tolerance, attitudes towards people who are ‘different’, compassion, consideration of what makes a ‘neighbour’ (including our global neighbours) and how we should we treat others.
From their website:
Emscote Infant School has an established and dedicated staff that is valued by the children and parents. We believe we are not only developing academic achievement, but also confident citizens of the future.
- Ensure that each child feels valued.
- Encourage all children to reach their full potential of intellectual, personal, physical and social development.
- Provide a happy, caring and disciplined school community.
- Develop their sense of spiritual and moral values and teach them to show respect and tolerance towards others.
- Provide a challenging and broad curriculum.
- Create an effective partnership with parents and the local community.
Our Family Link Worker, Ania Matthews, is our link between the church and both schools.
She supports families through one to one mentoring and pastoral care, as well as through family focused events and groups. With the help of local charities and organisations she has been able to assist parents in a practical way too, for example by signposting, helping with school uniforms, food vouchers.
Ania delivers Drawing & Talking sessions in both schools. She is a qualified Christian coach and supports the schools in promoting Christian values by leading Collective Worship assemblies, Bible stories, Muddy Church inspired activities and singing projects, e.g. for Christmas.
Every third Sunday of the month she co-runs Messy Mass, a family friendly worship at All Saints Church, where she sings and leads set aside activities for children. With the church volunteers, she delivered three highly attended Messy Church events for the school and church community in 2022.
For more information, please see the Emscote Infant School website.