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Llangrove CE Academy SIAMS Inspection is OUTSTANDING, The Church of England November 2017

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Our Vision & Ethos

Our Vision & Ethos


Our School

School Rules

Equality Objectives

Our Vision & Ethos

‘From Little Acorns Great Oaks Grow’

At Llangrove CE Academy, we work hard to enrich and develop the religious character of the School in accordance with the principles of the trustees, the Church of England and in partnership with the parish and diocese.

Growing together in knowledge, wisdom and faith. We are centred upon the love and teaching of Jesus. We inspire children to grow in the knowledge of God and his world, and to live in wisdom and faith. We nurture each pupil so that they can make the most of their God-given gifts and skills and be fruitful members of the community.

“A tree is known by the kind of fruit it bears.” – Matthew 12 v33.

“Keep your roots deep in Him and your lives built on Him.” – Colossians 2:7

Our Christian character impacts upon the achievement of each child in its widest sense, including the academic and personal development of all learners, together with their well-being and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. In partnership with parents, carers and our wider community we are committed to providing an inspirational education and environment that nourishes all children’s needs.

Our aim is to provide the children and adults within our community with a loving, stimulating and supportive/welcoming environment where they can feel safe, secure and valued as individuals.

We aim:

  • To foster and nurture the Christian faith and ethos of the Church of England to enable all members of our community to develop spiritually, socially, intellectually and emotionally so that they can reach their full potential.
  • To ensure our children are at the centre of a creative, broad and engaging curriculum to inspire a lifelong curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.
  • To provide a caring and happy community in which Christian values are upheld and in which each child can find security, acceptance, reassurance and opportunity.
  • To promote positive mental health and well-being by enhancing our children’s life skills, social skills and cultural awareness.

Staff, governors and parents undertake to:

  • Work as a team, showing Christian values in all that they do.
  • Listen to the children and take their viewpoints into account.
  • Support the children as well as each other.
  • Encourage personal growth and independence rooted in relationships.
  • Provide a well-planned and well-delivered curriculum which will equip the
  • children with knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • Provide a safe environment in which children will feel respected and cared for.

Christian Values
Christian values are at the heart of our school and are integral to our whole school community; how we teach; how and what our children learn and ensures a sense of common purpose and mutual respect.

The values are explored over a three-year cycle: Creativity; friendship; Courage; Humility; Hope; Thankfulness; Reverence; Service; Forgiveness; Justice; Endurance; Respect; Peace; Wisdom; Compassion; Koinonia & Truthfulness.

Each half-term a new value word is explored through collective worship, stories, displays, newsletters and in the classroom. The children are immersed in that value word and it becomes part of their working vocabulary. This work links closely to other work done in PSHE and RE, and we find that the children readily use the values when dealing with real problems of their own.

Our church, Christ Church, is essential to our success. We visit the church regularly and build links with its members through our Collective Worships, our Open the Book sessions and our Harvest, Christmas and Easter services.


Parent Partnerships
We believe in the importance of strong home/school links and we are committed to fostering excellent relationships with parents and carers. A close partnership between home and school will ensure children have a happy time at Llangrove and that pupils fulfil their full potential. A Home/School Agreement is in place which outlines the role that parents and carers play in their child’s learning and development.

Llangrove is a member of Activate Education Ltd, a network of Herefordshire Primary schools & academies who design their own programme of Continuing Professional Development for staff using national speakers and consultants to ensure we deliver cutting edge, world class primary education for our children.

Our School

We believe that our environment provides a wonderful stimulus for learning. Our school is set in the heart of the village community of Llangrove and serves a large rural catchment area. We are a small school of nearly fifty pupils, grouped in three classes – Acorn, Beech and Oak.

The school comprises of three classrooms grouped around an open practical area; hall, pupil-friendly kitchen, a reference and home-school reading book library, changing rooms and toilets and is extremely well equipped. Our school is completely accessible for the physically disabled including toilet facilities.

The hall is used for PE lessons and other lessons and daily collective worship and school meals. There is mobile staging to assist with music/drama productions.

We have a class sets of wireless laptops and iPads, our classrooms and the school hall are equipped with interactive white boards and with Wi-Fi throughout. The children also have use of a large separate Art and DT practical area. The school is extremely fortunate in having a large playing field, playground, outside classroom, raised beds school garden and an ecological area with pond.

School Rules

School rules are to ensure the safety of the child and that every child has a fair opportunity to study.
Pupils should:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of others, irrespective of their differing abilities, their physical strength or characteristics, their gender, race or age.
  • Set a good example to others by demonstrating good behaviour, learning to resolve conflicts by peaceful means, without resorting to physical or verbal abuse, or foul language.
  • Show good manners and respect for all people in school and consideration for others when moving around.
  • Show respect for other people, their work and property.
  • Work productively, without wasting time, and acknowledge through their behaviour the right of each individual to do the same.

Equality Objectives

  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
    through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with
    particular reference to issues of equality and diversity
  • To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality
    through direct teaching across the curriculum
  • To narrow the gap between non-disadvantaged and
    disadvantaged pupils
  • To reduce the incidence of hostile attitudes and behaviour
    towards, and between, disabled and non-disabled pupils.
  • To ensure all children have a positive attitude
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a
    rich range of experiences both in and beyond the school
  • To reduce the incidence of prejudice-related bullying in
    relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality
    Act 2010.

The school is very effective in promoting pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through an exciting and relevant curriculum.” – Ofsted Report October 2014