School Aims, Values and Ethos

Ethos Statement

Recognising its historic foundation, Shoscombe C.E.V.A. Primary 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. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes and upholds Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils. The aim is to provide a safe environment in which all the children are valued as individuals made in the image of God in which they can find security, acceptance, reassurance and an opportunity to develop their full potential, thus creating a caring and happy community.

Mission Statement

We are a Christian community which is committed to:

  • mutual respect, positive encouragement and participation
  • meeting the personal and educational needs of all pupils
  • the highest standards of teaching, learning and performance
  • maintaining a supportive partnership with parents, friends, Governors, Parishes, schools and the local community
  • the professional development of staff

School Development Plan

The School Development Plan highlights our aims and targets for the next two years. This is displayed in the foyer of the school, where all stakeholders can see both our strategies and the progress that we are making to improve our school even further.


A successful approach to behaviour management is essential to secure high standards across the curriculum. At Shoscombe C.E.V.A. Primary School we work towards standards of behaviour based on the Christian principles of honesty, respect, consideration and responsibility. To ensure that our expectations of behaviour are applied consistently, we use an assertive discipline policy. Pupils who misbehave will face sanctions, ranging from a verbal warning to a permanent exclusion. However, we also celebrate good behaviour through ‘Squeaky Clean’ awards, certificates and badges.


This year we will be looking specifically at the following Christian values within both our shared worship and lessons:



February 10, 2018