We believe that everything we do at Bishop Hooper school combines academic rigour with a rounded approach to personal development. We aim for all our pupils to 'live life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)
'Believing together, Achieving together' is the basis of our teaching and learning, ensuring all our pupils aspire to and are equipped with the skills they need to achieve in academic subjects and supporting the spiritual and personal development of each pupil as they flourish, through enriching opportunities in sport, art, music, dance and drama.
In 2016, The Church of England published a document for school entitled 'Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good' which identifies four strands which are an integral part of how Bishop Hooper CE Primary School serves its pupils and lives its Christian life:
Educating for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
Educating for Hope and Aspiration
Educating for Community and Well-being
Educating for Dignity and Respect
The Ethos Committee of our Governing Body, which includes members of the Governing Body, the Rector, staff and the local community, meets termly as a committee and through link Governor visits to identify how the school can fully meet its vision to 'believe together, achieve together'. It reflects on the school's provision to meet these four strands.
We pride ourselves on our caring Christian ethos which, through its distinctiveness and inclusivity, encourages independence, self-confidence, tolerance, respect and a sense of responsibility amongst our pupils and adults through the Christian values we explore in our teaching and learning and the worship that we celebrate together.
'Life in all its fullness' (John 10:10), the Church of England's vision for education is about 'educating the whole person', what the 1988 Education Reform Act sees as physical and intellectual development united with spiritual, moral and cultural development.