Vision & Values
“Every moment, every day, every individual counts.”
St George's is a caring and inclusive school that enables every individual to flourish spiritually, morally and academically. We are at the heart of our local community, a haven of peace, harmony, respect and aspiration. We nurture each individual`s unique God-given potential, equipping pupils with the skills, knowledge and resilience for the future.
"For the body does not consist of one member but of many."
1 Corinthians 12:14
FOUNDATION STONES AND VALUES
St George’s is a place where every individual is valued regardless of their circumstances. Our vision is built on the words of 1 Corinthians 12, where Paul writes about spiritual gifts and the unity of the church. Likewise, at St George’s, every individual is encouraged to unlock their full God-given potential, so that they can contribute to both the body of the school and the wider community.
This vision is also informed by the original purpose of the St George’s “National School”, which opened in 1841 to, “increase the means of providing a moral and religious education according to the tenets of the established Church in England for all the children of the poor of the parishes of Ramsgate and St. Laurence and to engraft therein a suitable course of instruction to their station in life”.
It is further shaped by the Church of England Vision for Education, which is ‘deeply Christian and healthily plural’, promoting ‘excellence in education alongside life in all its fullness’.
We are all aware that life provides many challenges and that everyone needs support at various times in their lives. This is why team work and community (‘the body’) is at the heart of our vision and lived out daily through our school values. These are the Christian values of:
St George’s provides a broad, stimulating and enjoyable curriculum, which engages, motivates and challenges all pupils, giving them the knowledge, skills and understanding to grow as individuals, preparing them for the next stage in their lives. This is provided within an environment that is safe and secure – reflected in the joy and peace that can be experienced throughout the family atmosphere of the school.