In September 2020 the staff, pupils and governors re-examined its 'mission statement' and adopted the vision of:
Love God, Love Others, Let your light Shine. Jeremiah 29:11
We are all made in the image of God and every member of the Nethersole community deserves the opportunity to be given the opportunity to flourish academically, creatively and in the wider world.
The Nethersole Vision Statement:
Nethersole C of E Academy, through its church values and inclusive vision, celebrates diversity and difference, nurtures children's academic, emotional and spiritual growth. Through the teachings of Christ, we promote wisdom, respect, hope, friendship, forgiveness, thankfulness, community and reverence. Our Nethersole family, whatever our faith, joined in love, kept by God.
These aims were developed in 2015 in consultation with children, parents, staff and governors. The school also consulted with the Birmingham Diocesan Board of Education Trust.
The key values which our school promotes are:
Wisdom - we ask God's help to make right choices in what we do or don't do or say. ‘How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!’ (Proverbs 16:16)
Respect – we treat each other the way we would want to be treated. ‘So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.’ (Matthew 7:12)
Hope - we ask God to show us how to make things better, in growing and learning. ‘”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.”’ (Jeremiah 29:11)
Friendship – we share with each other, being kind but also truthful and honest. ‘As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.’ (Proverbs 27:17)
Forgiveness – we ask for forgiveness from the heart and through a wish not to repeat our mistakes. ‘Forgive, and you will be forgiven.’ (Luke 6:37)
Thankfulness - we appreciate everyone’s uniqueness and the world we live in. ‘And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.’ (Colossians 3:17)
Community – we value partnership with others and we think about how we can serve — especially those in need. ‘So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.’ (Romans 12:5)
Reverence – We make time to reflect and explore about God. We are interested and enquiring through our words, actions and prayers. ‘For the Lord Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth.’ (Psalm 47:2)
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.