Values, Aims & Visions

 Aspiration - Respect -

Wisdom - Relationships 

Our school is a happy and friendly place where children learn in a secure and caring Christian community. Children are encouraged to develop respect and responsibility within a well ordered environment, where all staff have high expectations of appropriate behaviour. We teach children to acknowledge the effects of their behaviour on others.

Our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship study units present opportunities for reflection about attitudes, choices, emotions and feelings. When you visit our school we feel sure that these positive attitudes will be evident in the behaviour you observe.

Church of England Vision for education

In line with the Church of England's role as the established Church, our vision is for the common

good of the whole community.

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life. We read the story of The Two Builders to reflect on this value.

Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them. We read the story of The Good Samaritan to reflect on the  importance of this value.

Educating for community and positive relationships: a core focus on relationships and friendship, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to live well together in modern Britain. Our school vision runs through all our policies but particularly our Positive Relationships Policy. A story we read to help us understand this value is The Paralysed Man.

Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth. The importance of The Ten Commandments is often discussed to help us understand respect.



Vision Statement


‘Setting sail on life’s journey….with an anchor to keep us safe, sails to let us fly and God to calm the storms along the way.’

Luke Chapter 8



  • As a Church of England School near the sea in Cornwall, we aim to inspire our children through the beauty of creation
  • The school is in the centre of a coastal community and promotes strong links with the Parish
  • We support the provision of inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum, recognising the individuality of each child and fostering tolerance and mutual respect for all members of society and all faiths
  •  We aim to instil Christian beliefs and values as our children set sail on their own life’s journey

Our Vision 

Every single child gets every single chance to succeed. 
Setting Sail on Life’s Journey ….

With an anchor to keep us safe-  We believe all children are entitled to be a part of a safe, welcoming, nurturing school community, where every single child is given support, encouragement and every opportunity to learn.  Children will believe in themselves, through a strong, positive mindset and work ethic and so, will be successful. (Wisdom)

Sails to let us Fly- We are determined all children will experience high quality teaching and learning that develops their curiosity, resilience and aspirations. Children will have the skills and determination to achieve within and beyond our challenging curriculum. (Aspiration)

And Jesus, God’s son to calm the storms along the way - We want all children at Grade Ruan to love learning; feel challenged and successful; and be confident and active members of the community.  They will develop the academic, social and life skills that they need to thrive throughout their school career and their lives. (Relationships and Respect)


Socoa class created collages out of scrap card. We used our Vision Statement as inspiration! 

'Setting sail on life's journey, with an anchor to keep us safe and sails to let us fly and with Jesus, God's son, to calm the storms along the way.'