Religious Life of the School
The school’s outstanding distinctive Christian character and ethos permeate all aspects of school life. Christian values are a reality shared and practiced by all in the school community. This is particularly evident in the way all pupils are respected, valued and supported as individuals. They behave very well and are enthusiastic about their learning and high achievements. Parents speak very highly about the Christian ethos of the school, the approachability of all staff and the leadership of the school as a church school.
This statement has been taken from our last ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools’ (SIAMS) report from 2013 which can be found here: SIAMS Inspection Report 2013
Our daily life incorporates the following Christian values:
St Aidan’s is a Church of England Aided School. This means it is owned by the Church but has financial ‘aid’ from the state. As a Church of England School there is a special relationship between church and school. At St Aidan’s there is mutual support between the diocese of Newcastle and Durham, the Parish of Bensham, with its parish Church, St Chad’s, Bensham, St Aidan’s Church in the Teams and the school. The clergy from the area play an active part in school life on a daily basis e.g. conducting services, governing body, running school clubs etc.
A Church School has a distinctive ethos because we aim to emphasise Christian values. We want the school always to reflect God’s love for each individual through its atmosphere of welcome, care, reassurance and service. We hope by doing so to show the relevance of Christianity to the children’s lives.
As part of our communion service we listened to the story of Mary and Elizabeth and their journeys towards child birth. We remembered the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth and how they thought Elizabeth was too old to have a baby but God had given her the gift to have...read more
Today as part of our Chapel Service we learned this week is a very important week in the church as we celebrate All Saints Day. We listened to values in our readings and today is the eve of All Saint’s Day when we will be remembering all Saints. Reverend Meg taught us...read more
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We listened to the story of Moses when he was looking after his father in law's sheep. He travelled further than normal and discovered a burning bush which was still whole and not disintegrating. A voice came out of the bush and said, "Moses take your shoes off, this...read more
A beautiful summer's day welcomed our end of the year Eucharist, with a special theme of wishing our Year 6 children the best in the future. Reverend Meg led our service discussing what the children could hope for as they moved from one class to the next, and how we...read more
As part of our RE topic 'Judaism', we visited Newcastle Reform Synagogue this morning. We found out all about the Jewish faith, including its origins, traditions, festivals, prayers, food rules and dress codes. We were shown the Torah scrolls in the Ark and even...read more
Yesterday some of the children in Year 3 were admitted to Holy Communion in a service led by Reverend Meg and attended by family, friends and all of St Aidan's. All of the class performed a beautiful dance routine, the choir sang and our friends from other classes...read more
In preparation for taking their first Holy Communion in a few weeks time, eleven Year 3 children were today baptized at St Aidan's. Reverend Meg performed the service and the children were supported by their parents, godparents, family and school friends. It was a...read more
Reverend Cameron from Preston came in to our collective worship this morning to share what Jesus means to him. He even taught us a song in Punjabi. As you can see from the photos and video below, it was a very insightful morning delivered by Reverend Cameron....read more