Courageous Advocacy & Global Partnership
Jesus is Immanuel – God with us
“Immanuel and St Andrew Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations, and living out the Christian faith, is committed to
“Excellence for all – Excellence for all.”
Charitable Causes We Support at Immanuel
As a school we support a number of charities and encourage the children to reflect and think about the ways in which they can help and become ‘young advocates’. Our Vision is an ideal channel to facilitate this.
We have highlighted key aspects of our vision that shows that courageous advocacy and global partnership is at the heart of our vision for the school:
Our vision for Immanuel & St Andrew Primary School is that children, parents and staff work together in a caring Christian community, where children are valued; where they feel happy and secure; where they learn and grow in their faith.
Our vision starts out with our Christian values, from which all else flows, working together to create an environment of “Excellence for all. Excellence from all”.
Within our academically high-achieving environment, we enable all to flourish and grow as individuals, developing their personal skills and abilities, talents, characters, spirituality and faith.
We believe all are called to use these gifts and abilities for the good of our whole community.
Our School strives to be a centre of excellence where we nurture and value the uniqueness of every child as we truly believe “Jesus is Immanuel - God with us”.
We feel that if our pupils leave Immanuel & St Andrew Primary School, having established these foundations, they will fulfil every aspect of their potential and grow into effective citizens, ready to play their part in the world.
Furthermore, the theme of ‘courageous advocacy’, which we instil in our pupils, enables our school community to develop a greater awareness of the challenges others face in life and the role that they can play as individual advocates to support causes and make a difference.
This is a picture of Alia, Hannah and their dad who raised over £6,000 for Brain Tumour Research in October 2019 in memory of their mother who sadly passed away this year.
In addition to this, we encourage the children to take time to reflect and appreciate what we have and how lucky we are to have a well-resourced school. We encourage the children to reflect upon the charities we support and to think for themselves how they too can support initiatives and have a positive impact.
Supporting different charities is part of the Immanuel history and has gone on for many years. The parent, pupils and staff annually support fund raising events to show how much we care as a school as well as extending the hand of friendship.
Academic year 2018-2019
Food contributions to the Norwood Foodbank - ongoing
Save the children Christmas Jumper Day £150+
Clothing contributions to the local homeless charity “The Spires Centre”
Brixton Soup Kitchen - clothing contributions
Red Nose Day £150+
NSPCC where we raised over £2,000
We are involved in a project called Connecting classrooms through Global Learning
Connecting classrooms through Global Learning is intended to:
- Improve teachers’ pedagogical skills, especially their ability to incorporate transferable skills into their curriculum teaching
- Give young people in both the UK and overseas countries an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to live and work in a global economy.
- Raise awareness of global issues amongst young people by supporting their collaboration with their international peers
The above will be achieved by a collaborative pupil project, virtual partnerships, reciprocal visits and CPD.
2 of our teachers visited the children of Sokoine in October this year.