As Principal of Freeman’s Endowed C of E Junior Academy, I want the community surrounding our school to share my feelings of excitement, challenge and dedication. The everyday at Freeman’s will shout at visitors from every wall, every flat surface, every desk, every whiteboard & every lesson. I believe that all who visit our school will be amazed by the awe, enjoyment and engagement on the faces of our children. Our staff team create interest, spin curiosity, develop reflection and open doors through which the children may choose to enter later in life, while never losing sight of the standards they need to achieve or accepting anything less than their best effort.
All of the above is based on our core values of FORGIVENESS, ASPIRATIONS, HONESTY, RESILIENCE, RESPECT AND FAITH.
There are many examples of our values in the Bible and they are deeply embedded within the Christian Ethos of the school.
“Then Peter came to Him and said, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.’” Matthew 18:21-22.
The aspirations of good people end in celebration; the ambitions of bad people crash.Proverbs 10:28
Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.James 1:26
Jesus Christ told us that we would have tough times, but He also reminded us that He would always be with us. If He’s always with us, then He will help us. Be strong in Him and seek peace by keeping your mind on Him. We must stop dwelling on the bad. Resilient Christians look past their troubles and put their mind on Christ.
“Respect your father and mother” is the first commandment that has a promise added: “so that all may go well with you, and you may live a long time in the land.” Ephesians 6:2-3
“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. Mark 10.52