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The Forest Family Vision Statement

Hand in Hand with God we love, learn and achieve
JTMAT:  We believe in the power of education to improve lives – and the world’


No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:12 (NIV)


Galatians 5:22-23 Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Vision Statement

Our vibrant church schools inspire confident, enthusiastic, high achieving, lifelong learners within a loving Christian community so that all may fulfil their God given potential.

Who are we?

Educating for personal development

  • We nurture a culture of physical and mental health and wellbeing to enable a state of openness, happiness and contentment.
  • We offer an inclusive, compassionate and supportive ethos where we celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of every individual and ensure that all may flourish and have an abundant life.
  • We foster and nurture children’s understanding of their own identity, and positive self-worth and esteem where they know their strengths and have the knowledge, skills and confidence to take their next steps in learning and life.
  • We have the highest expectations of behaviour where children learn choices in a supportive and safe environment.
  • Children cope wisely when things go wrong through conflict resolution, forgiveness, love and reconciliation.

How do we learn?

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills

  • We maintain the highest expectations of achievement through crafting a bespoke, vibrant curriculum, opening horizons and creating a culture and environment which motivates each individual to be the very best that they can be.
  • We enable confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and develop talents in all areas of life.
  • We inspire a generation of independent lifelong learners who take pride in and celebrate their achievements taking ownership of their learning.
  • We develop positive learning attitudes through our RESPECT approach. To have:




Determination, self-control, Integrity, persistence, courage, diligence, perseverance, tenacity and the confidence to take risks.

Love, fairness, compassion, forgiveness, kindness, courtesy, peace,

gentleness and selflessness.

self-discipline; honesty/truthfulness; humour; humility; adaptability, Willingness , Responsibility,
Self-worth, independence, fulfilment.












Gratitude, motivation, positive attitudes,

Inspiration, willpower, hope,
faith and joy.

Creativity, curiosity, an inquiring mind, pride, critical thinking, focus and  Innovation.

Good listening skills, influence, presence, clarity, to give and receive feedback, be reflective, evaluative and have the ability to express opinions well.

Cooperation, responsibility, care; unity, patience, trust, equality, consideration, to be able to  delegate, to be helpful and to make good decisions.








How do we live?

Educating for community and living well together

  • We engender collegiality with a core focus on relationships, listening to, sharing with and learning from each other.
  • Our community is built on the basic principle of respect, valuing the preciousness and inherent worth of each person.
  •  We provide children with the environment to grow spiritually and morally through our curriculum, worship and links with the church to create a tolerant and supportive community built on good relationships and mutual respect.
  • We develop children as good citizens, in our local, national and global communities, valuing and respecting human dignity, diversity, engendering tolerance and challenging social injustice.
  • We cultivate an awareness of environment and global issues to develop an interest to secure the future of our world.