Celebrating Our Take Care Learning Behaviours
Celebrating Take Care Learning Behaviours - A School Community Guide
Our Vision Statement
A summary of what we hope to achieve for the children and community we serve.
Jesus said ‘I have come that they may have life in all its fullness’ John 10:10
At Archbishop Cranmer we strive for life in all its fullness, for all our children, staff and school community.
It is our aim at Archbishop Cranmer Academy for our pupils to have a lifelong love of learning and to be confident, mature thinking, articulate individuals, with both a positive ‘take care’ attitude to work and a social ‘take care’ conscience: everything we do is of significance and part of our Christian mission.
At Archbishop Cranmer we pledge that we are a ‘Take Care’ School, where we take care of ourselves, each other, the world and with our work. All of our principles are important and meaningful and we aim to ‘establish the work of our hands’ (Psalm 90:17), in all we do.
Take Care Hand
Our Take Care Hand is displayed throughout school to demonstrate how our Take Care Learning Behaviours are held together by our Christian Values. This is the essence of our ethos and gives the school its sense of value and drive. We always challenge our school community to consider what our values mean to them.
Our Take Care Hand reminds us that we are always:
- Taking Care (forming meaningful relationships with ourselves and others)
- Aspiring to have a go (being creative and curious)
- Acting with Integrity (always doing the right thing)
- Working hard (aspiring to be the best we can be by embracing high challenge, creative work)
- Being proud of ourselves (growing in confidence, knowing what is possible)
‘Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.’ C.S. Lewis
We encourage the children, staff and wider school community to display our school values at all times, and reward positive behaviour choices through Integrity nominations. All members of the school community are invited to make nominations for our integrity award, and nominations are not just for our children, but can be awarded to staff, parents and members of the wider community. Awards are celebrated in Gold Book Celebration Assemblies, where parents/carers are invited.
Some examples of acting with integrity include:
- Doing things which benefit others, rather than oneself;
- Showing empathy when people are upset;
- Overcoming obstacles or setbacks positively;
- Showing commitment – to friends, clubs and other causes;
- Modelling our school values and acting in ways which support them.
Christian Value Awards
We promote the six Christian values of Courage, Trust, Kindness, Responsibility Respect and Thankfulness, which are each linked by our core value of Love - taking care of ourselves and each other. Our children can be nominated for Christian Value Awards by all members of staff, peers, parents and the wider school community.
Lucy (Year 6) and Evalyn (Year 4), our Ministers for Christian Distinctiveness, are responsible for recording and monitoring nominations. Alternatively, please fill out this form , scan this QR code or email your nominations to Mrs Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lucy and Evalyn also hand out the awards in our Gold Book Celebration Assemblies.
Please see below for some examples of reasons to nominate our children for Christian Value Awards.