Learning and Living to the Full
Jesus said, 'I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.' John 10.10
Ann Cam is an inclusive and welcoming community. We are child focused, with core values to enable us all to flourish and contribute significantly to our local community and the world God loves.
At Ann Cam we have three core values which are Respect, Friendship and Thankfulness.
Respect makes us think about a time when Jesus became very angry. We don't often read about Jesus being angry but when he visited the temple he was furious that the place where people were trying to worship had been turned into a market. The people were not showing respect for God's Holy Temple and for the people who worshipped there.
Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’ (Matthew 21:12-13)
The school expects its pupils to show respect for each other and adults in the school community and the pupils are encouraged to value their own and other people’s belongings.
Friendship makes us think about the four friends who lowered Joshua, their paralysed friend, through the roof of a house to see Jesus. Joshua was healed by Jesus, and thanks to his friends, Joshua's life was changed forever.
Some men took a man who was not able to move his body to Jesus. He was carried on a bed. They looked for a way to take the man into the house where Jesus was. But they could not find a way to take him in because of so many people. They made a hole in the roof over where Jesus stood. Then they let the bed with the sick man on it down before Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the man, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 5:18-20)
The school expects its pupils to find ways of supporting other pupils, restore broken friendships and promote reconciliation.
Thankfulness makes us think of the leper who came back. Jesus was travelling towards Jerusalem when he came across a group of lepers. He didn't ignore them but stood among them and prayed for them. They were healed and rushed off to share their good news. Well, nine of them did. The tenth fell on his knees in front of Jesus and thanked him for what he had done.
"And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned with a loud voice glorifying God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan." (Luke 17:14-16)
The school encourages its pupils to be thankful for those things they often take for granted and encourages the children to show gratitude in practical ways.
Our Vision Explained
Ann Cam is a unique Church of England Primary School encouraging an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promoting our core (respect, friendship and thankfulness) and Christian values through the experience we offer all of our pupils.
We welcome all children to our school and have a positive track record of supporting children with additional needs who have joined us from other schools.
Our school is at the heart of our local community, having strong links with our local church (St Mary’s) and we celebrate the distinctiveness of our local area.
Almost all of our pupils are white British or European so we endeavor, through our curriculum, to develop our pupils’ understanding of the cultural diversity of our wider community, Britain and the wider world.