“Belonging, Serving, Succeeding”
Vision for Banks St. Stephen’s Church of England Primary School
“We actively promote a sense of pride in belonging to the community of Banks. Leading by example, we seek opportunities to serve God by serving others.  We are ambitious for each individual and determined to enable every member of the school community to flourish and succeed.”
“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”     Philippians Ch4 v13
Firmly grounded in the community of Banks and the surrounding area; knowledgeable and proud of local history and our heritage. Also encouraging each child’s sense of belonging; for example, to their own family’s religion and ethnicity and also belonging to the Church Community of St Stephen’s in the Banks.
Serving others. Serving the community. Being thankful and appreciative for the service of others to the school and encouraging children to make a positive contribution.
Committed to high standards and determined to ensure children have every opportunity to succeed. Being ambitious for every child and giving them the chance to shine. Enabling every member of the school community, both children and adults, to flourish.
Christian Values
Our collective worship is organised around the following Christian values, which are being embedded after consultation with staff and governors and are regularly celebrated and shared with parents:
We are also committed to upholding the following British Values at Banks St Stephen's CE Primary
British Values
All have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011.

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