Monken Hadley CE Primary School

Vision and Values

Our school vision is based on Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Growing as a learning community through Joshua 1:9, we endeavour to seek what is good, treasure what is true, do what is right. Rooted in our Christian understanding of who we are before God, we strive to be fearless advocates of this, dedicated to service and the flourishing of peace.

Our vision is our perception of who we are as a school. It tells us what the specific purpose of our school is. It describes the ethos we expect governors and staff to embody and which we seek to foster in our children.

Our vision guides our learning and is an aspiration for the type of community we want to be.  It is not simply a vision for children but a vision for all.  At its heart is an ambition that we can all grow and flourish having been to this special school.  It is a guide and ambition but it is also a licence to enjoy learning, to be free to test your talents and dare to be creative whilst being a learner at Monken Hadley.

Monken Hadley Values

A Christian ethos is about much more than Christian values, but any ethos implies and promotes certain values. We have identified nine values for particular attention in our school: 

  • Integrity
  • Humility
  • Joy
  • Gratitude
  • Resilience
  • Kindness
  • Grace
  • Service
  • Peace


Using an image of a tree, we think about these values in terms of root and fruit values: The Four root values relate to the gift character of life and linked to love of God.  The Four fruit values show how love of neighbour is expressed, not least in response to what we have received from God. Resilience acknow­ledges that remaining rooted and bearing fruit need to be won again and again in the face of adversity and drawbacks.

As with our vision, our values are not limited to these areas but permeate throughout school life.  At core, these values offer an opportunity to understand and learn characteristics that are reflected in our Lord, Jesus, and our aspiration to reflect them in ourselves.

Some of our year 3 pupils made videos about our values, what they mean to them and how they see the values being "lived-out" in our school.



We are committed to including children and staff from a rich variety of backgrounds, faith, social circumstances and ability.

Our values tree connects each value and build strength from each other.

 Our Journey

The essence of our vision is that everyone in our community continues to grow. We have high aspirations for everyone. Our plans for the school are tied to the common goals that children leave our school with curious minds, with a love of learning, highly numerate and literate. Pupils are beginning to master the digital world, they have an understanding of how to look after themselves physically and mentally and to be brave advocates for social change. Click on the box to find out more.

                                                                                                      The Monken Hadley Journey