Ready, Respectful, Safe.
Together being the best that we can be in mind, body and spirit!
At Gayton and Middleton Primary Academies we work together in a Christian community to be:
Ready to fulfil our potential by being a place for all to flourish as children of God.
Respectful of all, all valued by God, all made in God’s image, inclusive of all.
Safe to enjoy learning and worship. Using our faith to make positive choices with Christ centred collective worship at the heart of the school.
We challenge each other to be the best that we can be in mind, body and spirit to achieve more than we ever thought possible.
We came together as a school community to create our vision. With the help of our pupils we chose the following bible quote and passage to root our vision in biblical teachings.
Each class was tasked with finding a quote from the bible that linked to our core vision of ‘Ready, Respectful, Safe’. This quote from Matthew was a favourite from all of our pupils and staff.
“In everything, treat others the same way you want them to treat you”
We then tasked ourselves with finding a parable that resonated with our school communities. The parable of the Good Samaritan is a parable told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke.
Jesus tells the parable in response to an important question ‘Who is my neighbour?’
The neighbour figure in the parable is the man who shows mercy to the injured man.
This story demonstrates that everyone is our neighbour and we need to be ready to help our neighbours, respectful of our neighbours and safe with our neighbours. Regardless of their background or belief.
Jesus said ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
29 He asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?”
30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.33 But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
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