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. So far this year they have made posters to support our vision of ‘Aspire’, begun a Toilet Twinning project and written Christmas cards to people in the armed forces who are serving abroad this Christmas. They also helped with our Education Sunday service at the Parish Church and are currently completing some research into children’s views of assemblies.
Hub 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.