We have close links with the Church of England, the Diocese of Durham and St. Michael and All Angels Church. Reverend Michael Peers visits school on a weekly basis to deliver Collective Worship. At Esh Church of England Primary School, adults and children are all encouraged to model Christian Values and give time to reflective practices.
We believe these values are empowering our pupils to develop their spirituality and guiding them in personal development as effective learners and good citizens.
Our core Christian values start with respect, which we believe to be at the heart of everything. Branching out from this we have 6 other core values:
Though all of our Values are covered over a half term in Collective Worship, we also focus in depth on a specific Christian Value each half term. We ask children and staff to demonstrate and discuss when they have shown each value in their school and home lives. These values underpin all of our work at school and in our daily lives.
Dates for any Church services where parents are invited will be on the school newsletter.
For further information please visit the Christian Values for Schools website at www.christianvalues4schools.org.uk/
Archbishop of York Youth Trust Young Leaders Award
Children in Year 1 and Year 6 both complete the Young Leaders Award during their time in school. This is an award created by the Archbishop of York Youth Trust which develops pupils’ character education and role as global citizens.
Whilst completing the award, the children learn to:
- Explore the concept of leadership
- Investigate the stories and impact of great leaders in society
- Consider the importance of serving others
- Examine how to bring transformation to communities
- Take action to ‘be the change you want to see
The award culminates in a community action project and these have included community litter picks, random acts of kindness, and developing outdoor areas in school.