Love to Learn, Learn to Love is at the heart of all we do at Sedley’s C of E Primary School. This is underpinned by the belief that God loves everyone as an individual, so we should love others and ourselves just as God loves us. Like the branches of the vine (John 15), we are all members of one family who grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. Using the words of Jesus, ‘Love one another as I have loved you’, individuals are empowered to flourish and grow as part of our strong and inclusive community, just as the vine and the branches grow ripe fruit. As pupils experience their Sedley’s journey they have the feeling that they are unique, special and loved and are prepared for an ever-changing world.
These values are referenced and supported within all elements of our school community. They are at the heart of our daily life in school, and they are woven through our curriculum and central to our Collective Worship.
We aim to serve our community by providing an excellent education for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds in the context of Christian belief and practice. We promote Christian values in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and spiritual development through the experience we offer to all our pupils.
Our 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.
Our guiding principle is to put the children at the heart of all that we do to ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to flourish and embrace life in all its fulness.
Sharing and Caring
Love is at the centre of life at Sedley’s and drives all that we do. We encourage positive behaviour rooted in love, and use the example set by Jesus to show love for everyone.
Forgiveness helps all members of our community flourish and work together in a positive way. We understand the importance of accepting each others’ opinions and that we become more rounded individuals if we are able to forgive and show love, leading to happier outcomes for all.
At Sedley’s we are taught to share in many ways both in learning and play. We understand the value of sharing and caring and how it leads to successful collaboration.
We understand how honesty is a pathway to success and achievement, and that it builds trust. Honesty with ourselves, our learning and others means we are able to work and play together positively.
Here at Sedley’s we greatly value our Collective Worship, which is a daily act for all children. Across the week we have a range of worships, either whole school, in class, singing or celebration.
It is such an important time in the day that allows our whole school community to reflect and think and learn. We address our school values through worship, along with key teachings from the Bible.
We are part of the Diocese of Rochester and Canterbury and you can link to the Diocese of Rochester and Canterbury website by clicking here
Religious Education is taught in accordance with both the Understanding Christianity Scheme and the Kent Agreed Syllabus. RE enables pupils to appreciate their own and others’ beliefs and cultures, helping them to develop a clear understanding of the significance of religion in their own area as well as in the world today.
See our Religious Education page for more information.
To find out more about our Leading Lights group, please visit the Pupil Leadership page here
Here at Sedley’s, we enjoy links with St Nicholas’ church in Soutfleet. We are fortunate to have the church right on our doorstep and our children and families benefit from attending services and events that mark important times in the school and Christian calendar. We hold a range of services at the church for Harvest Festivals, and Christmas Carol Concerts and are often used for teaching purposes at various times to give the opportunity for individual classes to visit the church as part of our RE curriculum.
For more information please visit: St. Nicholas Church Website here.