At Eastchurch C E Primary School we aim to teach the children the life-long skills of collaboration, team work, initiative and responsibility, which are the core features of all aspects of school life at Eastchurch. We seek to enthuse and encourage our children to develop the skills, understanding and emotional intelligence to become active citizens, to ensure they make valuable contributions to the school and wider local community and to the world around us. At Eastchurch our Children participate in activities within our local community whether through our Worship, sporting competitions, Island school collaboration or through invitations to the community directly from the school to share in open days and events. These important experiences enable our children to develop an awareness and understanding of their own community and the wider world.
At Eastchurch we encourage all children to develop moral values by providing the children with opportunities to look at choices, to understand right from wrong and the idea of justice. We actively promote our school values of Love, kindness, courage, forgiveness, ……….that are woven through the fabric of all we do at Eastchurch.
As a Church of England school our collective worship and reflection areas and times are fundamental parts of our school day. We aim to help all our children to become aware of their spirituality by providing opportunities to question and reflect both privately in contemplation and in the wider classroom environment. Our vision and values, in addition to the explicit learning and teaching within our school, seeks to give children the knowledge and desire to develop, explore and respect the lives, beliefs and traditions of others in the world around them.
At Eastchurch we encourage children to explore and understand their cultural identity as wells as the cultural diversity within society. Children are given opportunities to appreciate other people’s traditions. And values and beliefs are shared and explored through explicit teaching in Religious Education, Music, Art, Literacy, History and Geography. Enrichment opportunities, including visits and trips, also contain explicit opportunities to extend the children’s cultural experience and understanding.