Together we care, learn and thrive

As an inclusive Christian community we value each person, seeking to release everyone’s full potential as promised by Jesus Christ. We seek to provide a safe, inspiring and creative learning environment providing opportunities for all to flourish. Through challenge, support and care, we strive for excellence in all that we do; always building on the foundations of shared values with consistently high expectations rooted in God’s love. Together we are encouraged to be agents of positive change in this world.

‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’  Romans 15:13

‘Our school rules: Be kind. Be responsible. Be safe’

We should be proud in the way the Headteacher and Staff of Welton St Mary’s deliver and promote the schools Christian values which are embedded in their Collective Worship.’ Bishop’s Visitor report July 2019

This has made me so proud.  If everyone in our village, community, nation, the world follows our three simple school rules, we will get through these challenging times as quickly and safely as is possible.’ Mrs Gough COVID lockdown newsletter February 2020

3 Year strategic plan

At Welton St Mary’s communicating our school vision to our whole community continues to be really important to us so that everyone knows what we are striving to achieve. To help us do this, we have created a large, bright piece of artwork at the front of our school that represents our school vision and values. You can see a piece of this below.

We wanted the children to be the driving force behind this and so the whole school shared their initial design ideas in their house meetings in term 3. Each house came up with their own interpretation of the vision and there were some wonderful ideas (so many that we ended up having to combine many of the different designs!). The key designers for each house (a group of children in Year 4, 5 and 6) then took their designs to the nearby William Farr secondary school and worked with a group of Year 12 art students to combine their ideas and further develop the design.

Finally, this piece of artwork was sent to an illustrator ( who developed this even further and put his own spin on it. The aim was to create a bright, creative and inspiring piece of artwork that encapsulates our school vision and we are delighted with the finished piece!

At the heart of creating this artwork was community – school community and the wider community. The school community and wider community (William Farr students) have been the driving force behind the creation of the artwork and due to the location of the artwork, this will reach every visitor to our school: contractors, members of the public (who use our recycling bins just metres away), parents, children, supply staff, delivery drivers, trainee students who have training in our hall etc.

We are hoping that the artwork will provide some joy and hope and be a regular reminder of what we are about and what we are striving to achieve at Welton St Mary’s.  We will be doing further work with our community to unpick the artwork and reflect on what it means to each of us. After all, much of it is open to interpretation which is exactly what we wanted.

We want to say a big thank you to the Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education for their grant which has helped to fund this project. If you are nearby, please do come and have a closer look and see what you can identify!

Year 1 were gaining an understanding of how rhyming works and used our vision as inspiration to model this.

Here is the result..