At the Link Academy Trust our aim for our church schools is to provide an education enriched by our Christian traditions; Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity. We offer our children opportunities to become independent, collaborative, creative learners who have the confidence to seek wisdom and nurture a love of learning. Our small schools provide big opportunities to broaden learners’ horizons and prepare them for the fullness of life, through hope, aspiration and our core Christian values. We focus on relationships and learning to live well in a wider community that can flourish together. Central to children’s learning is respecting the worth, dignity and preciousness of each person in a safe and inclusive environment within the sight and love of God.
Most of our village church schools are lucky enough to be right next door to delightful churches. This provides us with a lovely setting for some of our Collective Worship as well as festival gatherings, for example Harvest Festival and Carol Service, plus our unique traditions of Mothering Friday, Leavers Assembly and of course our Nativity and Christmas productions.
We are also fortunate to have excellent relationships with our vicars and curates who take regular Collective Worship at our schools and also lead our worship at church celebrations. Our churches also provide opportunities to link with the local community who are invited to join us at our festivals, Christingle Services and Christmas production dress rehearsals to name but a few!
Our daily acts of collective worship are distinctly Christian, and values are woven into our daily practice. Values for life are at the centre of all we do. It is of the utmost importance to us that we serve our whole community, without exception or exclusion. This approach can be seen and ‘felt’ in all our schools
We are incredibly proud of our unique communities and all they offer.