Vision & Values
Growing Together in Faith, Knowledge and Love
Our vision is based on the fact that we are all created in God’s image, blessed with the power and wisdom to pursue excellence. Therefore, as a tree is recognised by its fruit, so our children will be recognised by the good they do in our world as they grow together in faith, knowledge and love.
This reflects the biblical texts of Matthew 12:33 and Colossians 1:10-11 which encompasses our belief that each child is like a seed which when nurtured will grow into knowing and loving God. Our children will aspire to be inquisitive and creative learners who fulfil their potential with a love and passion to do God’s work.
Matthew 12:33 “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good… for a tree is recognised by its fruit.”
Colossians 1:10-11 “So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.
Our school is the good ground and the roots that allows all who come into contact with it to grow well. Its seeds (pupils, staff and community) are given a rich diet to thrive into the best ‘plant’ possible. Our seeds are cared for during all ‘seasons’, given support and protection when it is needed and encouragement to flourish. The plants are strong and resilient, able to live peacefully and joyfully with those around them. The rich harvest is the end result of this labour for pupils, staff and the community – the brightest of futures. Our vision is underpinned by our core Christian values of faith, knowledge and love.
From this we have categorised our focus values as follows:
|Creation||Truthfulness||Love & forgiveness|
|Service||Justice||Humility & Service|
Moreton is a quiet village in the heart of the Essex near Ongar. We have good links with our local farming community and as a forest school we encompass the philosophy “to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences” (Forest Schools Association).
We aim to develop the whole child increasing their confidence, independence, resilience, social and communications skills. As these grow their self-esteem will equally blossom. This style of learning will foster a respect for flora and fauna everywhere.