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The church regularly goes into Harbury Primary School and puts on ‘Open The Book’ assemblies engaging the children with interactive stories from the bible.

To find out more about being involved with Open The Book, visit our Groups page.

Harbury Primary School

About The School
Harbury Primary School is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School. This means they have strong links with the Church, with Foundation Governors, selected by the Church Authorities, having a powerful voice in the life of the school. The Priest in Charge of All Saints' Church in Harbury is one of the school's Foundation Governors.

In addition to the role of Governor the Priest in Charge goes into school regularly, on both the spiritual and academic sides, especially in connection with religious education. The church is used as a place of worship for the whole school and sometimes as a place of study for classes and/or groups of children engaged in a relevant topic.
Mission Statement
To support every child to reach their full potential in a Christian environment.

To achieve this they aim to:

  • Provide a secure, stable, loving and safe environment
  • Promote care and respect for others, valuing honesty, tolerance, truth, friendship and an appreciation of the efforts of others
  • Foster a feeling of confidence, self-esteem and self-worth in a happy, friendly and welcoming environment
  • Motivate and challenge children so that they achieve their full potential in all aspects of school life
  • Develop learning skills for later life
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle through fitness and diet
  • Encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, while promoting Christian values
Ofsted Report (2009)
"Ofsted support the view that the aims and ethos statement drives the direction of the school"

"This is a good school. Pupils and parents speak of the caring atmosphere that welcomes everyone... From an early age, the way pupils behave, get on with each other and respect the adults who help them is outstanding... Older pupils show outstanding awareness of the need to eat healthilyand take regular exercise... By the time pupils leave in Year 6, they are well prepared, personally and academically, for their next school... Pupils' positive attitude to all that is offered to them contributes much to the learning process... the way that the curriculum is enriched to support elarning in many subject areas is outstanding."
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Harbury Primary School

About The School
Harbury Primary School is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School. This means they have strong links with the Church, with Foundation Governors, selected by the Church Authorities, having a powerful voice in the life of the school. The Priest in Charge of All Saints' Church in Harbury, is one of the school's Foundation Governors.
About The School
In addition to the role of Governor the Priest in Charge goes into school regularly, on both the spiritual and academic sides, especially in connection with religious education. The church is used as a place of worship for the whole school and sometimes as a place of study for classes and/or groups of children engaged in a relevant topic.
Mission Statement
To support every child to reach their full potential in a Christian environment.

To achieve this they aim to:

  • Provide a secure, stable, loving and safe environment
  • Promote care and respect for others, valuing honesty, tolerance, truth, friendship and an appreciation of the efforts of others
Mission Statement
  • Foster a feeling of confidence, self-esteem and self-worth in a happy, friendly and welcoming environment
  • Motivate and challenge children so that they achieve their full potential in all aspects of school life
Mission Statement
  • Develop learning skills for later life
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle through fitness and diet
  • Encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, while promoting Christian values
Ofsted Report (2009)
"Ofsted support the view that the aims and ethos statement drives the direction of the school"

"This is a good school. Pupils and parents speak of the caring atmosphere that welcomes everyone... From an early age, the way pupils behave, get on with each other and respect the adults who help them is outstanding...
Ofsted Report (2009)
"Older pupils show outstanding awareness of the need to eat healthilyand take regular exercise... By the time pupils leave in Year 6, they are well prepared, personally and academically, for their next school... Pupils' positive attitude to all that is offered to them contributes much to the learning process... the way that the curriculum is enriched to support elarning in many subject areas is outstanding."
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Open The Book

Open the Book is a scheme run by the Bible Society. Its aim is to give primary school children the chance to hear and enjoy the ‘ big story ‘ of the Bible.

A team of around a dozen volunteers from All Saints’ church go into Harbury CofE Primary School once a fortnight to do assembly.

We use the Lion Storyteller Bible, with its clear, well-written and engaging stories which are designed to be read aloud. Starting with ‘In the Beginning’ at Genesis, we go through some of the major Old Testament stories and the life of Jesus, ending in Acts with Paul and other disciples sharing the good news.

The story-telling is interactive, so we use mime, props and simple costumes to bring the words to life. The children take turns to join in, acting out characters in the story, which they really enjoy. After the story we have a short prayer and a song, often accompanied by Mike on accordion ‐ who is also very good at producing sound effects!

Open the Book has the approval of OFSTED and helps the school with its statutory requirement to provide a collective act of worship. We are privileged to be able to do this in the school and are grateful for the support and encouragement of Head Kate Guymer and her staff.

Become a volunteer

For more information about joining our Open The Book volunteers visit our Groups page or contact Lesley Jones 01926 613207.

Our Safeguarding Team

Amy Pedvin Lewis - Safeguarding Officer

Safeguarding Officer

Amy Pedvin-Lewis

07894 516081 safeguarding@allsaintsharbury.org
Liz McBride - Church Warden

Church Warden

Liz McBride

01926 612421
warden@allsaintsharbury.org

Michael Vincent - Church Warden

Church Warden

Michael Vincent

01926 614806
warden@allsaintsharbury.org

You can also speak to the diocesan Safeguarding Team on 02476521345, 24 hours a day.

Awareness

There are many situations whereby a member of the church may have concerns, or be made aware of concerns, regarding a child, young person and adult. For example:

  • A child, young person or adult discloses abuse; Someone discloses concern for a child, young person or adult;
  • Someone notices signs of potential abuse of a child, young person or adult;
  • A child, young person or adult makes a disclosure about their own behaviour towards another child, young person or adult;
  • Someone witnesses concerning behaviour during a church activity or during a home visit.

The concern or allegation might relate to someone at church or to someone elsewhere (e.g. at home, work or school).

Raising Concerns

What to do if...

Reporting a safeguarding issue can be done using this procedure.

Further resources

More details can are available on the safeguarding section of the diocesan website including contact details for the diocesan safeguarding officer.

Our policy

The All Saints Harbury PCC follow the diocesand safeguarding procedure. View it here or directly from their website.

If you are raising a safeguarding issue then you can be expect the person you tell to follow our reporting procedure.