Our Christian Values

Opening minds, learning through challenge and celebrating God’s world.

‘Love you neighbour as yourself’ Luke 10:27

Skerton St Luke’s is a Church of England School with close associations with St Luke’s Church, Skerton.  We cater for pupils and families in the local community by providing an education that is steeped in Anglican tradition and Christian Values.

Our aim is to provide a high quality curriculum, which should inspire in pupils a curiosity about, and the want to build a relationship with God the Father, Jesus His Son and The Holy Spirit sent to stay amongst us.

Our vision for our school is that all children develop skills through an enquiry approach and that this will develop coherent knowledge and understanding of religion and spirituality.

We open the children’s minds through learning in RE, Collective Worship, Ethos Group and spiritual experiences.  Pupils gain an in-depth understanding of The Bible, the impact this has on us today and how we can develop relationships with God and each other now and in the future.

We provide an element of challenge, which enables and encourages children to ask critical questions and have a better understanding of the society in which they live.  It also helps children gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background and allows us to celebrate God’s world.

Our school’s own relationship with St Luke’s Church is a well celebrated and inspiring feature of the school. Children, parents and the community are encouraged to live by our Bible quote ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ Luke 10:27.  We do this by modelling behaviours, supporting many charities and working with a variety of groups in the local community to make our local area, the wider community and our world a great place to live.

Our Christian Values are taught through Collective Worship, class and family group activities and homework that encourages communication with parents and other family members.  These are explicitly taught on a two year rolling programme and reviewed at different times throughout the year.  Our Christian Values are linked to bible stories and therefore rooted in Christian narrative.  They are taught alongside PSHE, learning skills and British Values.


Our Collective Worship 2019-20

Testimonials

It’s a lovely community. We all feel like a part of St Luke’s family. My child loves her teachers and knows other members of staff. It’s lovely to walk into school and people know my child’s name and always say hello to her, even teachers from other classes or Mrs Armistead.

Parent

I know when I drop my kids off they are happy and safe and they both enjoy their time in school.

Parent

Thank you for not only teaching my daughter but also caring for her. She’s really happy at school and is making great progress in all areas of learning.

Parent

The staff have been so supportive of my child with Special Educational Needs. They are amazing and it makes me confident that my daughter is well looked after and if she has any problems they will help.

Parent of a child with SEND

The Reception Open Day really showed the school in a good light. The Headteacher showed us round and knew all of the pupil’s names. All of the children we met were friendly and polite but more importantly they were all smiling whilst learning.

Prospective Parent

Teachers are very helpful, friendly and approachable

Pupil, Year 6
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