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Christian Vision and Values

As part of the Aspire Federation, at William Hildyard C of E Primary and Nursery School, we aspire for everyone to

let their light shine.

In our school community, we grow well-rounded individuals, who utilise our Christian values to prepare for the challenges of the wider world. We provide a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated. We support the children to develop curious minds and enable happy, confident learners to reach their full potential.

Matthew 5:14-16

You are the light of the world. A town on a hill cannot be hidden.

Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.


At William Hildyard Church of England Primary and Nursery School we have developed twelve Christian values to support the living out of our Christian Vision across the school and its community.  Children study our Christian values across a two-year cycle and we choose a different Christian value to study each half-term. Our Christian values are rooted in Jesus’ teachings and are linked to biblical stories and verses. Each class develops their understanding of the Christian value through specific activities that are appropriate to the age of the children.



At William Hildyard Church of England Primary and Nursery School our Reserved Teachers are:

Miss Hayley Remnant, Head of School

Mrs Elizabeth Gray, Religious Education Subject Lead

Section 58 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 requires the appointment in foundation and voluntary aided schools of teachers who are able to provide religious education in accordance with the requirements of the Trust Deed of the school and are specifically appointed to do so.

It is the responsibility of foundation governors to approve the appointment (and dismissal) of reserved teachers; they must ensure there are at least 2 reserved teachers.