How our vision enables pupils to flourish
How does our theologically rooted Christian vision enable people to flourish?
At Nash Mills, our vision is for each of our children to grow up with the firm belief that they are an important part of the local community; individuals who seek to be part of that community through action, empathy and understanding. The parable of The Good Samaritan provides a basis for this discussion; how we can all seek to support those in need, having the strength and conviction to act and not to pass by when we are needed.
This vision is shared with pupils throughout their time at the school. It is a common thread through which our Ubuntu values are explored in worship, it forms a focus for each are of the curriculum and is a key driver in the way in which we interact with each other.
Through the ubuntu value framework, we enable pupils to explore their own ideas and feelings with regard to The Good Samaritan. Each value from the parable is explored at different times within worship and has become a deeper conversation across our school. This helps pupils to live it and to better understand it.
Within our vision, there is also the recognition that each of our pupils should have the opportunity to develop spirituality. To help with this, we have worked with local schools to create a shared agreement of what this might look like, using ideas from various research documents. Our agreement can be seen below: