Through God, we Care

Our three Christian values are Hope, Endurance and Compassion. 

 

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At Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School we aim to provide all our students with outstanding educational provision, in a supportive and inclusive environment which is underpinned by Christian Values. Students are at the heart of everything we do and no child will ever be left behind. All our students will receive an inspiring and balanced learning experience which is delivered by dedicated and committed staff, who go above and beyond to secure the best outcomes for each student.

Religious Studies Department Handbook 2016

RE Statement of Entitlement

Our half termly themes – Christian Values

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The commitment from the teaching staff comes from the 5 K’s

Knowing the context 

Knowing their class

Knowing the individuals in their class

Knowing the school and wider community

Knowing that they will have an impact on the lives of every individual in their care.

Respect and Integrity are the values which the whole community live for and are the firm foundations on which we stand. Our whole school community is relentless in the pursuit for excellence and are committed to raising standards so that every student reaches their full potential.

“High Expectations, High Aspirations and High Standards – You will succeed.“ This is a non-negotiable for every member of staff and student in our school community.

We are determined to close the gap on in school variation, so that all students make the progress they are capable of regardless of their starting point. Every young person in our care is equally important and deserves the best education possible.

At Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School we have a strong moral purpose to develop the whole child both academically and pastorally. We equip them with the skills, knowledge and understanding for lifelong learning in an ever changing society. We will inspire, support and challenge the students, making sure they seek to attain the highest grades, make as much progress as possible and fulfil their potential.

All our students have a right to learn and our teachers have a right to teach. We are tolerant of one another and build strong relationships. We learn from each other and from our mistakes. We find only solutions to problems and not barriers. We overcome adversity as a team and focus on the ways forward. As a staff we are resilient and ensure that no matter what, the students come first.

Each member of staff is a role model for our students and models the High Expectations, High Aspirations and High Standards throughout all they do. They are clear on their roles and responsibilities and the impact needed. They all instil the belief in the students that they will succeed.

Everyone in our school community has the passion and drive to ensure all our learners succeed and that they are happy and safe. At Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School we will support all our students to the best of our abilities to help them succeed in becoming lifelong learners, equipped with the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals.

We hold numerous services over the course of an academic year across a wide range of local churches and we enjoy positive relationships with the four Latchford based Christian Churches; each of whom play host to services at Advent and Easter time.

In addition to these services we hold our annual Inauguration service for new Year 7 students at the Parish Church, St Elphin’s and our Autumn Harvest Service at Christ Church, Latchford.

Morning prayers

These prayers are provided to assist in the delivery of a consistent act of daily worship as part of every tutor period.

Monday – Prayer for the new week

Lord God, Creator of light,

At the rising of your sun each morning, especially today at the start of a new week

Let the greatest of all lights – Your love – rise, like the sun, within our hearts.

Amen.

Tuesday – Prayer for RESPECT

God our Father,

You call each of us by name, and you treasure each of us individually as though no-one else exists.

Inspire us to respect and value each person who comes into our lives this and every day; teachers, staff, friends and new acquaintances. 

Amen.

Wednesday – Valuing ourselves and others

Dear Lord,

Inspire me to give of my best and make good use of the talents you have given me.

Show me how to be positive in attitude, appreciating and valuing others, always being ready to encourage and give praise and thanks.  Amen

Thursday – Prayer for the less fortunate

Lord Jesus Christ,

May we who have plenty live simply so that others may simply live.

To those who have hunger, provide them with bread,

And provide those with bread with the hunger for justice.

Amen.

Friday – Prayer of thanks at the end of the week

Dear Lord,

We thank you for the challenges and opportunities given to us this past week.

We thank you too for the weekend ahead and the chance to refresh ready for the new week ahead and the time it will allow us with friends and family.

Amen.

As a school community, we come together to celebrate special times in the Christian Calendar.

Harvest prayer

Dear God our Father,

At this harvest time we thank you for all the good things you give us every day.

As we thank you for our food we remember all those who do not have enough for even one proper meal each day. Bless all those, Lord, who suffer because of the greed of others. Help us to share the harvests of the world more fairly so everyone can be fed and there will be no more starvation.

Amen.

Advent Prayer

God of hope and promise,

Be with us throughout this Advent season and draw us ever closer as we journey together toward the stable and the birth of your Son, our Saviour, Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

HOLY WEEK/EASTER PRAYER

Almighty God,

who through your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

PRAYERS TO AND FOR PATRON SAINTS

Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School celebrates traditional British values and traditions.

Prayers are provided to celebrate the feasts of each of the four Patron Saints associated with Nations of the British Isles.

St Andrews Prayer (TO BE SAID ON / AS CLOSE TO 30TH NOVEMBER)

Brother of Simon Peter, you heard John the Baptist say: “Behold the Lamb of God,” and you chose to follow Jesus. Leaving your nets, you became a successful fisher of souls. Lover of the Crucified Christ, you too were crucified like him. Teach us to live and suffer for Him and to win many souls for Christ.

Amen.

ST DAVID’S PRAYER (TO BE SAID ON / AS CLOSE TO 1ST MARCH)

Saint David,

You chose to live a simple life, and helped others whose lives were simple not through choice but circumstances. Pray that I may consider my choices and live more simply in order to make a big difference to others.

Amen.

ST PATRICK’S PRAYER FOR THE FAITHFUL (TO BE SAID ON / AS CLOSE TO 17TH MARCH)

May the Strength of God guide us.

May the Power of God preserve us.

May the Wisdom of God instruct us.

May the Hand of God protect us.

May the Way of God direct us.

May the Shield of God defend us.

May the Angels of God guard us.

– Against the snares of the evil one.

 

May Christ be with us!

May Christ be before us!

May Christ be in us,

Christ be over all!

 

May Thy Grace, Lord,

Always be ours,

This day, O Lord, and forevermore.

Amen.

 

PRAYER FOR ST GEORGE’S DAY (TO BE SAID ON / AS CLOSE TO 23RD APRIL)

Heavenly Father, give us the bravery of St George

to stand up for the truth and the glory of God

that we have seen in the face of Jesus Christ.

Give us the strength to overcome

in our lives and in the world,

all that is contrary to your rule of justice and love.

Help us to be good news to the poor,

proclaim release to the captives

and recovery of sight to the blind;

let the oppressed go free, and

proclaim the good news of God’s favour and Jubilee.

Amen

 

School Prayer

Dear Lord, Thank you for every one of us here in our school, our wider community

and our world. Thank you for our friends and enemies because they both make us

strong in our faith. Thank you for creating our beautiful earth, the sun, the sea, the

land, the moon and the stars. Thank you for looking down on us and forgiving our

sins. Thank you for bringing yourself to us in Jesus and letting us eat and drink with

you. You love us as you love your own son. Thank you for everything. Thank you,

God.

Amen

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy Name

Thy kingdom come;

Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven

Give us this day our daily bread

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

For ever and ever.

Amen.

 

 
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