Vision and Values

Fulfilling God-given potential

At St Matthew’s we believe that each of us is made in the image of God. God loves every one of us. We value every member of our community, and support them to do their best. “See how very much our father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!” (1 John 3 v1, New Living Translation).

We welcome everyone to our school community, whether of Christian faith, other faith or of no faith at all. We recognise that each person has unique gifts and seek to enable them to fulfil their God-given potential.

Education is a relational activity and since relationships are crucial to Christianity it is highly appropriate that we, at St Matthew’s High Brooms CE Primary School, see our vision in terms of an accompanied journey of growth and discovery that is ongoing and life-giving.

Lamentations 3 v22/ 23 underpins our vision: The faithful love of the Lord never ends!  His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.

The journey involves both a long-term view and also determined small steps to get there. Community is at the heart of the school. Success will look different for each person and involves every aspect of our humanity. Everyone is flourishing.

We believe that St Matthew’s school is a beacon for the community and a place where people are loved and valued. We encourage each and every member of the school community to embrace their God-given potential and to develop as life-long learners.

 Our School Values

Our 4 school values are responsibility, kindness, honesty and respect. We make sure that every child, regardless of their age, learns what each value means and how they can demonstrate that value at home, at school and when they are out and about!