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St Thomas' CE Primary Academy

Visions and Values

St Thomas' CE Primary Academy

Our Vision

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13



Encouraging each other, overflowing with hope: Here in our welcoming and caring school community, we recognise and value everyone, and seek to encourage each other (Hebrews 10.25) so that all know they can be overflowing with hope for the future (Romans 15:13).  Like St Thomas, we ask questions, build our knowledge and learn the value of trust in our lives. We journey together as a school family, igniting curiosity, seeking wisdom, embracing challenge and showing compassion to ensure that we are all empowered to make the world a better place.



Our Values

Our values underpin all that we do here at St Thomas'. The values are:


Compassion, Trust, Resilience, Fellowship and Respect.


Equality and Diversity at St Thomas’


All pupils and members of staff at St Thomas’ CE Primary Academy are provided with opportunities to fulfil their potential whatever their sex, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief.


At St Thomas’, we are committed to the inclusion of all pupils and community members. This includes equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from our school and other representatives who work with our school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. Our vision of “Encouraging each other, overflowing with hope” is central to our strong commitment to equality for all.


On the 1st October 2010, the Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing equality legislation such as the Race Relations Act, Disability Discrimination Act and Sex Discrimination Act. The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as Protected Characteristics). This means that schools cannot discriminate against pupils or treat them less favourably because of their sex (gender), race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or pregnancy or maternity. The Act introduced requires all schools to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty and two specific duties.


Public Sector Equality Duty requires us a school to:

• Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

• Advance equality of opportunity between different groups

• Foster good relations between different groups


We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998. We recognise the importance of equality for all in its widest sense, using our Church School values to promote equality across our school community.