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Church of England Vision of Education



Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.

Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.

Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.

Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.

A key document that guides our work here at All Saints' is 'Valuing all God's Children'. It says:

'The Church of England is committed to an education that enables people to live life in all its fullness and fulfils the words of Jesus in John 10:10:“I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly.” In 2014,The Church of England Education Office published Valuing all God’s Children, which offered Church of England schools guidance in challenging homophobic bullying and in how to “offer a safe and welcoming place for all God’s children”1 . In 2016, an important new document was produced: The Church of England Vision for Education: Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good.'

Click below to download the 'Valuing All God’s Children' document' (updated Summer 2019)