Our Christian Vision and Values
Our mission statement, Jesus said, “Come live your life the way God wants you to”, motivates us to look to Jesus as our guiding light. He inspires us to live out our Christian values and to strive for Excellence in all that we do; celebrating life in all its fullness.
We have an identified six core values: compassion, thankfulness, respect, responsibility, peace, forgiveness and encompassing all of these is the value, koinonia. These values are based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and our point of reference is the Bible. Each half term the whole school will focus on one particular value to explore at a deeper level. We have also adopted a lighthouse as an emblem, each colour on our lighthouse represents a different value.
Whilst we believe that every child should achieve their full potential in the image of God, we are committed to ensuring we develop the whole child, linked to the Church of England’s vision July 2016 of “life in all its fullness”. We deliver a broad and exciting curriculum and a shared zest for life and learning.
Church School Links
Church School Award 2
We were the first school in the Liverpool Diocese to achieve "Church-School Award Two." This was presented to us in November 2012 by the Bishop of Warrington, Rt Rev'd Richard Blackburn. It was awarded for our "Outstanding" church- school links with St Thomas' Church and our community in Lydiate.
A message from Red'd Paul Robinson:
Jesus said, "Come, follow me and live your lives the way that God wants you to".
St Thomas’ School is at the heart of our Parish and Community life and I am both proud and delighted of the close links and excellent relationships that both Church and School have.
Building good relationships is a key Christian aim and is something we take seriously at St Thomas’. Our Christian values – Compassion, Thankfulness, Responsibility, Peace, Friendship and Respect – are at the heart of what both Church and School do together. These values are not just for the children but are for all of us to hold on to and reflect in our lives. Jesus spent his time with people, journeying with them and building relationships with them and encouraging them to be the people God has called them to be. This is what we hope to model – both adults and children – as we go about our daily lives.
Being part of St Thomas’ School is being part of St Thomas’ Church. One worshipping, learning community bound together by our faith. We are one community under God, with a relationship of compassion, thankfulness and friendship. We hope and pray that you want to be part of this community.
The Revd Paul Robinson
“The school is extremely successful in creating a caring and Christian environment in which children thrive and are happy” SIAMS 2013.