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Our Ethos Teams

Our Ethos Teams

At Sidmouth Primary School we have 2 ethos teams; an adult ethos team and a child ethos team. These teams sometimes cross over and work together. The ethos teams role is to preserve and develop the Christian character of the school through its vision and values. 

Meet the Ethos Team

Sidmouth Primary School has an ethos committee consisting of children from each year group and class in Key Stage 2. They meet regularly and are responsible for supporting and promoting our school ethos, vision and values. They help lead assemblies, manage the prayer space, lead and support our whole school ethos afternoons and help with any special services that we have. They carry out monitoring of children's opinions regarding assemblies.

Ethos Day - Kindness and Hope

Each class read ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’ to look at the values of kindness and hope. They took part in a number of activities such as creating an ‘act of kindness’ rainbow, some kindness posters and some art work to accompany their favourite phrases from the book. Some children created their own kindness sayings.

Ethos Day - Flourish

The whole class looked at the Flourish part of our vision statement. We used the book ‘You are Special’ to look first at the fact that we are all unique and special. We are different and aren’t all good at the same things but we are all special. The children created some artwork to express themselves as individuals through their interests and abilities. Then, in order to take their abilities and use them to serve the community, each class thought of a mini project they could take part in to support our school, local, national or global community.

Ethos Day - Aspire

Schools from across the trust met to spend the day thinking about the word ‘Aspire’.  We started with discussions about what we aspire to do and be now and in the future.  We then thought about quotes and sayings that we could use to promote aspiring to achieve our best and created posters containing these quotes.  Looking wider, we discussed the story of ‘The Water Princess’ and looked at how we could change lives through the process of Toilet Twinning.  Lots of fundraising ideas were discussed and schools went home with an action plan of how they are going to raise the money.  

Hub Ethos Day – Thankfulness

Schools from across our hub joined us for a day to think about harvest and thankfulness. We started the day by writing prayers of thankfulness on leaves to create a tree and used seeds to create the word Harvest. We then looked at situations that children around the world were in at the moment and spent some time thinking about what we could do to help. Each school thought about fundraising events and how to make people more aware of the situations some people are in. We then took that back to our schools to follow up.

Federation Ethos Day at Buckfast Abbey 

Some of the members of the ethos team had the privilege of visiting Buckfast Abbey with ethos teams from across the Federation. Whilst there they took part in different workshops, including stained glass windows, natural reflections and a workshop in the garden.

Ethos Team Minutes