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Our Christian Ethos

St Edward’s CE Academy Cheddleton is enormously proud of being a distinctively Christian school in which we uphold a strong Christian ethos.  Our Christian Distinctiveness is deeply rooted within all aspects of school life.  The promise by Jesus of ‘life in all its fullness’ is at the heart of our church school.  We strive to work for the common good of our whole school community through our commitment to ‘Growing Faith’. 

St Edward’s Academy Cheddleton (SEAC) has the values promoted by Christ, as shown in the Bible, at its heart. Our Christian Distinctiveness is embodied in what you see, hear and feel through our academy ethos, culture, values and curriculum. We are an inclusive academy where all God’s children, and adults, are treated with dignity and respected for difference, diversity and ways of living. We encourage all members of our community to grow and flourish within the context of our Christian belief and practice regardless of challenges, age, ethnicity, gender, identity, learning difficulty, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or disability. 

Our School Christian Values in Action

We will teach wisdom, model and expect respect for all. We will nurture compassion, responsibility, courage and perseverance, equipping our children for life in all its fullness as honest adults in our diverse and ever changing world.  We aspire to work collaboratively with our academy, Multi- Academy Trust, local, national and global communities as by…

Learning and Caring Together ‘…they will flourish in the courts of our God’ (Psalm 92:13)

Our values are theologically grounded with clear links to Christian narrative through Bible quotes and stories.  Each class is an advocate for one of our core Christian values and has an inspirational Christian linked to their value.

St Edward’s CE Academy Cheddleton is enormously proud of being a distinctively Christian school in which we uphold a strong Christian ethos.  Our Christian Distinctiveness is deeply rooted within all aspects of school life.  The promise by Jesus of ‘life in all its fullness’ is at the heart of our church school.  We strive to work for the common good of our whole school community through our commitment to ‘Growing Faith’.

WISDOM (Reception)

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
(Matthew 7:24)
Story – The Wise and Foolish Builders

                                        Influential Christian – Florence Nightingale

RESPECT (Robins)

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.”  (Matthew 7:12)
Story – The Creation Story

Influential Christian – Thomas Barnado

COURAGE  (Frogs)

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  (Joshua 1:9)
Story – David and Goliath

Influential Christian – Harriet Tubman

COMPASSION (Bats)

“Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”  (Colossians 3:12)
Story – The Good Samaritan

Influential Christian – Mother Teresa

 

HONESTY (Spiders)

“Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.”  (Psalm 34:13)
Story – Peter denying Jesus

Influential Christian – Martin Luther King

RESPONSIBILITY (Squirrels)

“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” (2 Corinthians 9:6)
Story – The Parable of the Talents

Influential Christian – Elizabeth Fry

PERSEVERANCE (Foxes)

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  (Philippians 4:13)
Story – The Parable of the Widow

Influential Christian – Michael Faraday

 

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.