Green Lane is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England school, and has strong links with St. Mary’s Parish Church in the centre of the town. The children, staff and volunteers are supported in a wide variety of ways to live within the deeply Christian values the school has; this Christian ethos pervades throughout the school, in every room in the school. Our distinctive Christian values are:
Caring – We look after each other, our school and our town
Respectful – We show each other good manners
Forgiving – we show compassion to one another
Honest – We tell the truth
Nurturing – We build each other up to achieve our full potential
Inspiring – We look up to each other with love and kindness
Inclusive – We value everyone
We are a welcoming school with a warm, safe and inclusive atmosphere. The pupils’ behaviour is outstanding and our core Christian values sit at the heart of policy and our day to day practice. The school’s vision is ‘Educating for Life in all its Fullness’ (John 10:10).
At Green Lane we aim to deliver an exciting, inspiring, purposeful and challenging curriculum which is broad and balanced and encompasses not only the intellectual, physical and emotional growth of each child, but also their cultural, moral and spiritual development.
The Importance of Reading for Pleasure
Reading for pleasure is key to maintaining a child’s appetite for books, learning and improving reading ability. Children who are immersed in a ‘reading for pleasure’ culture from an early age are far more likely to transition to secondary school with a bedrock of literacy ability and enquiring minds.
We are often asked at school about which books your children should be reading for their age. To help you at home – please take a look at the following websites for guidance on age-appropriate books for your child.