Christian Ethos

Northern Lights Learning Trust aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian faith and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils. We believe that our Christian values spring from the two great commandments, ‘Love God and love your neighbour’. We seek to live this out through the power of the Holy Spirit.

St Paul reminds us in Galatians 5.22-23 that the fruit of the Spirit is “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”. These are also underpinned by the Old Testament injunction to “Do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God” Micah 6.8. These values rooted in the Christian Faith come as a package and we aim to embed them in the life of our academies in a worked-out way. We recognise that at times we may highlight particular values to bring them into greater prominence within our academies and these are currently the five values of Forgiveness, Hope, Joy, Perseverance and Wisdom. We believe these values to be in accordance with British values springing from our Judeo- Christian roots. Collective worship will play a major and vital part in assisting with this process of embedding these values in the life of our academies.

The Multi-Academy Trust Members and Directors are aware of their responsibilities in law and are committed to the provision of an excellent education within its academies in accordance with our Anglican foundation. 

At Ian Ramsey CE Academy:

“Together to learn, to grow, to serve.”

This is embodied in scripture:

‘Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in various forms.’ 1. Peter 4.10

At Venerable Bede CE Academy:

“Soar to the heights together”

This is embodied in scripture:

‘But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint’. Isaiah 40:31

Examples of Our Ethos in Action

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Prayer Spaces 2019

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