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In the spirit of St Gilbert, at Edenham we aim to thrive together celebrating each other's strengths and differences and supporting each other to overcome difficulties always learning from one another.
We instil a love and appreciation of all that God created, developing our pupils into caring stewards of their local and global environment.
Our curriculum nurtures each child’s potential and the gifts they have been given, preparing them for the future with the knowledge and characteristics they need to succeed in our ever-changing world. We seek to inspire all to have a positive impact on the community to which they belong and further afield.
All of this is built upon the foundations of our strong Christian Values: Wisdom, Respect, Perseverance
Who was St Gilbert?
St. Gilbert, also known as Saint Gilbert of Sempringham, was an English Christian, saint bony around 1083 in Sempringham, Lincolnshire, England. He is best known for founding the Gilbertine Order, a unique religious community that combined elements of monasticism and, nunnery life. Established, around, 1130, it was the only native English monastic order.
Its clear that St. Gilberts dedication to educating girls and boys was grounded in a progressive understanding of human potential and a commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals, regardless of gender or location for the betterment of society.
Throughout his life, St. Gilbert was dedicated to a life of prayer, penance and selfless service to others. He emphasized, the virtues of humility, charity and community living.
Why is St Gilbert important to us?
St Gilbert showed, us the importance of nurturing everyone within the community to ensure that they had the best chance to succeed in the present and future. He saw the importance in his role as serving the community and was able to do these innovative ways within that period of time. At Edenham we see it as vitally important for us to welcome children from the immediate and wider community, from all the surrounding villages and towns. Together it is our role to ensure we learn together imparting wisdom, showing the importance of mutual respect and perseverance to ensure our children develop a love of learning, a love of the community and, are prepared for the future - all in the spirit of St Gilbert.
SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural. All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC. We hope that this page clearly identifies how we do this within our school, community and families and how we meet some of the required outcomes.
As a Church School, Collective worship is an important part of our school day. Collective worship takes place every day. During Collective Worship, the whole school and often other members of our community come together. In this time, we learn, worship and celebrate all that god has created and helped us to achieve. Collective Worship is led by various members of our staff and also Father Ed each week. Our Bishop's Visitor also leads Collective Worship regularly.
As well as Collective Worship within school, we also visit the church termly to partake in services:
September - Welcome Service
October - Harvest
December - Christmas
April - Easter
July - Leaver's Service
Children may be withdrawn from RE /collective worship for religious reasons at the wish of their parents/ carers. The Head Teacher ensures that suitable provision is made for such pupils.