Christian Ethos

Bentley is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School and we have strong links with St Mary’s Church, Bentley, incumbent (has 6 parishes) involved in some services and experiences in church, this church provides an Open the Book team who visit monthly for assembly and 2 Foundation Governors who are actively involved in monitoring the Christian Ethos of the school.  Bentley Baptist church are involved in some services at the chapel and in the parish church.  The minister is also a Community Governor. As a Church School, our Christian Vision is to:

We encourage the spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of the school family by embedding Christian values into everyday life. 

Our vision is for all children to be…

             confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens

      … who are well equipped for future life, knowing that God is with them always.

The Governors closely monitor the ethos of Bentley School through a separate Ethos Committee, following an action plan to promote the Christian Ethos of Bentley School and develop prayer with the children.  The school has an active Worship Group which plans, delivers and evaluates worship, assemblies and activities for the rest of the school.We raise money for Children in Need, Blue Cross, Macmillan Cancer, Comic Relief, Sports Relief, and any other charities that the children are interested in.

Bentley School has now been awarded the WIRE Award for Widening Inclusivity in Religious Education.  This was because of the Multi-Faith Day we had in November where people from 6 different faiths came to talk to the children.  We also visit both churches regularly in Bentley and hold prayer space days every term.  There are only a few schools in Suffolk who have this award.

As a Church School, we are keen to support the mental health of pupils and staff.  Children have access to trained peer mentors at break and lunch times, who support them with their worries.  the children have a nurture area available to them at these times, with a member of staff available to support them.  Staff track the resilience of each child termly and these are discussed with Senior Staff.  Staff form close relationships with families and are able to support them through challenging situations.  Staff have access to wellbeing support and free professional advice and the Governors monitor the wellbeing of staff annually.

Click the links below to access leaflets for each half term to explore our Value theme for assembly at home:

Home school value leaflets 2019-2020
Autumn 1 Generosity
Autumn 2 Trust
Spring 1 Courage 
Spring 2 Forgiveness
Summer 1 Friendship
Summer 2 Respect

 

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Our Christian Ethos

Bentley is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School and has close links with the local church of St Mary's. As a church school we seek to encourage the spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of the school family by embedding Christian values into the ethos of every day school life.

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