Christian Ethos

We are proud of our Church of England heritage and welcome students and staff from all faiths and none into our community.  Christian beliefs are firmly rooted in our foundations and support all that we do.

Cross – the cross on our shield reminds us to treat others as Jesus did: to ‘love your neighbour as yourself
              (Matthew 22:39)

Rose –   the rose on our shield focuses us on our core belief that all of us have value and, like a rose blooms, we will
               work to ensure that everyone flourishes: ‘And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose’ (Isaiah 35:1)

The Bible reminds us of how we can all live and work by our core mantra of Work Hard, Be Nice, No Excuses and we are proud to use this as the foundation upon which we will build our success.

Work Hard

Be Nice

No Excuses

The Bible tells us:

‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as if for God and not for men’.

Colossians 3:23

The Bible tells us:

‘Love your neighbour as yourself’

 

Matthew 22:39

The Bible tells us:

‘You, therefore, have no excuses'

 

Romans 2:1

 

At Slough and Eton we see all our students as God’s children and we wish for them to develop the characteristics exemplified by Christ as successful learners.  CHRIST guides the Slough and Eton Learner to ‘work hard’, ‘be nice’ and have ‘no excuses’ and develop a CHRIST-like character:

Communication: Jesus drew large crowds to hear his teachings; he told stories that are relevant today, and spoke sayings that are part of common parlance. He was a skilled communicator.

Honesty: Even when Jesus was put on trial before being crucified he did not lie. He opted to ‘speak the truth in love’.

Responsibility: Jesus noticed and did something about people who had less than others. He fed the 5,000, healed the sick, and was trusted by so many people that they left their everyday normal and chose to follow him.

Initiative: Jesus was creative in the way he led his team of disciples, and in the decisions he took. He led people into living in a radically different way and was prepared to take risks in doing this.

Success: 2,000 years later and the religion that developed out of Jesus’ teachings is followed by 2/3 world’s population. His values and teachings are considered transformative which is remarkable for a man who didn’t travel more than 100 miles from his home town.

Tolerance: In a society where people who were different were treated as outcasts, Jesus triumphed the cause of the downtrodden. He epitomises someone who treats everyone with equality and fairness.

Jesus embodied the characteristics of The Slough and Eton Learner:

Collective Worship

Key Stage 3 & 4

Week Theme
September
Week 1 New Beginnings
Week 2 The 10 Commandments
Week 3 European Day of Languages (26th September)
October
Week 1 Creation
Week 2 Joseph and the Technicolour Dream Coat
Week 3 The Importance of Honesty
Half Term
Week 4 Solomon's Wisdom
November
Week 1 Remembrance Day (11th November)
Week 2 Harvest Festival
Week 3 Abraham's Obedience
Week 4 Winter Sports Day Medals
December
Week 1 The Good Samaritan
Week 2 Human Rights Day (10th Dec)
Week 3 Christmas
Christmas Holidays
January
Week 1 New Year Resolutions / Endurance
Week 2 Abimelech's Ambition
Week 3 Holocaust Day (27th Jan)
Week 4 The Prodigal Son
February
Week 1 Safer Internet Day (5th Feb)
Week 2 Lent and Fasting (6th March)
Half Term
Week 3 Darwin Day (12 Feb)
March
Week 1 International Women's Day (8th Mar) & World Book Day (7th Mar)
Week 2 British Science Week (11th Mar) & Pi Day (14th Mar)
Week 3 World Poetry Day (21st March)
Week 4 The 5 Ks of Sikhism (Sikh New Year 16th Mar)
April
Week 1 Salvation & Repentance
Easter Holidays
Week 2 Understanding
Week 3 5 Pillars of Islam
May
Week 1 Empathy
Week 2 Resolving Problems
Week 3 Resurection (Assention Day 30th May)
Half Term
June
Week 1 Tolerance of Others
Week 2 Looking forward looking back
Week 3 The Exodus (Refugee Week 19th June)
Week 4 Perseverance
July
Week 1 Justice
Week 2 Equality
Week 3 Pilgrimage
Week 4 Endings
Summer Holidays

Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form)

Week Theme
September
Week 1 Preparing for Success
Week 2 New Beginnings
Week 3 The 10 Commandments
October
Week 1 European Day of Languages (26th September)
Week 2 Creation / Looking ahead to the future
Week 3  
Half Term
Week 4 The Importance of Honesty
November
Week 1 Solomon's Wisdom
Week 2 Remembrance Day (11th November)
Week 3 Harvest Festival
Week 4 Abraham's Obedience
December
Week 1 Winter Sports Day Medals
Week 2 The Good Samaritan
Week 3 Christmas
Christmas Holidays
January
Week 1 New Year Resolutions
Week 2 Endurance
Week 3 Abimelech's Ambition
Week 4 Holocaust Day (27th Jan)
February
Week 1 Push the boundaries beyond your expectations
Week 2  
Half Term
Week 3 Safer Internet Day (5th Feb)
March
Week 1 Lent and Fasting (6th March)
Week 2 International Women's Day (8th Mar) & World Book Day (7th Mar)
Week 3 British Science Week (11th Mar) & Pi Day (14th Mar)
Week 4 World Poetry Day (21st March)
April
Week 1  
Easter Holidays
Week 2 Making the best of your time
Week 3 Understanding
May
Week 1 5 Pillars of Islam
Week 2 Empathy
Week 3  
Half Term
June
Week 1 What got you here, won't get you there
Week 2 Tolerance of Others
Week 3 Looking forward looking back
Week 4 The Exodus (Refugee Week 19th June)
July
Week 1 Perseverance
Week 2 Justice
Week 3 Equality
Week 4 Endings
Summer Holidays