At Immanuel we believe that we are
‘All God’s Children’
We also believe that the Christian faith is influential in shaping our young people’s character and prospects.
We have adopted a verse from the ‘Letter to the Romans’, chapter 5 verse 4 which is found in the New Testament part of the Bible. It says this: “…perseverance produces character and character, hope”.
These three words, perseverance, character and hope, are not only a frequent theme of the Bible but values that we aspire for our students to have.
For that reason this passage from Romans has become our value statement and we look to develop these in all areas of our school life
At our last Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (SIAMS) in 2016 our distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England School was judged to be ‘outstanding’.
The school through its distinctive Christian character is ‘outstanding’ at meeting the needs of all learners.
The impact of Collective Worship on the school community is ‘outstanding’ The effectiveness of RE is ‘outstanding’.
The leadership and management of the school as a Church school is ‘outstanding’.
At Immanuel Our Christian ethos is at the heart of our life together. Immanuel means ‘God with us’ We believe that God is with us here at Immanuel
Being a Church of England Academy, our Christian ethos is at the heart of our life together. We believe that we are ‘All God’s children’. Part of this belief is to encourage all students and staff of Christian faith, other faiths, or no faith, to be invited to the threshold of Christian worship. As an inclusive community no one is expected to make a particular faith response in Collective Worship though they can request to be withdrawn from it. However, we believe that our Collective Worship is open and accessible to all. It allows students to be reflective in their own way using a broadly Christian act of worship. This is done in different ways, partly through House Assemblies, but also through classroom based activities at the in the middle of the day.
Being a Church Academy also means we have a Chaplaincy as an integral part of the College. The Chaplaincy presently consists of a chaplain, a youth worker, an experienced teacher who is our lay chaplain, a youth pastor plus local volunteers. The Chaplaincy helps with student and staff support as well as running lunchtime clubs and Chapel activities. The Chaplaincy is always available for all members of the College Community – whether students, staff or parents/family. It works out from the Chapel and the Sanctuary.