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Our Ethos Group

Members of our ethos group attended St. Andrews church as part of our Federation ethos day for the Summer term.

On Thursday 17th January, schools from the South Hub attended an Ethos Day at Holy Cross Church, Newton Ferrers. The theme of the day was “looking after the world” so as to further encourage the children to become courageous advocates on contemporary topics that matter to them. As well as drama and collaborative singing workshops, the children had the chance to learn about Fair Trade and its impact upon the communities it supports. They also had a Devon-centric look at recycling, waste and particularly plastic. One group made the striking “dolphin of rubbish” to send a clear message out about the dangers of plastic in our oceans.

Our ethos group meet every Wednesday with Reverent Anne. They plan and lead whole school communion whilst improving their knowledge of the bible.

Our Ethos group attended the First Federation ethos day at Blackpool Primary School. The whole day was based around the story of Easter which raised awareness of the important messages that this time of year brings.

Ethos Minutes Spring Term 2018

The children from Newton Ferrers, Salcombe and Blackpool joined together with the children from Aveton Gifford at AG church for an ethos day with the theme of 'Advent'. The children worked together to answer a Christmas Story Quiz and to create Advent Acrostic poems. They also made advent candles!

Autumn Term Ethos Minutes 2017

Ethos Federation Day at Blackpool Church of England Primary School Friday 11th March


An Easter Celebration

An Easter themed Ethos Day took place on Friday March 11th 2016 and was organised and hosted by Blackpool CE Primary School.

The children present represented many of the federation’s schools including:

 Blackpool CE Primary School

 Aveton Gifford CE Primary School

 Chudleigh Knighton CE Primary School

 Newton Ferrers CE Primary School

 Lady Seawards VA Primary School

 Westcliffe Primary School

 St Leonard’s CE Primary School

 Salcombe CE Primary School

There were also pupils from other local Church of England primary schools- Chudleigh CE Primary and Ilsington CE Primary.

The day was led by Reverend Paul Wimsett and the teaching staff , clergy and volunteers from across the ten schools, many of whom have been involved in providing these special days for the school’s Ethos Teams for over five years now.

The children took part in an interesting range of activities and collective worship which helped them to understand the Easter story. The day was designed to support the children in their own role leading collective worship when they are back at school. As ever all pupils involved behaved in an exemplary way and were a credit to their schools.

Mrs McCarthy-Patmore Ethos Coordinator for the federation, attended the day and was presented with a card and flowers as she is leaving her role and moving on to a new position.

The next Children’s ethos Day will be hosted by Salcombe church and a date in June will soon be decided on and invitations will be sent to schools next term.

Federation Ethos Day March 2016 Photos

Our Ethos Group, comprising of children in Year 5 and 6, meet fortnightly on a Wednesday lunchtime with Rev. Anne and Mrs Johnson. They are responsible for leading aspects of collective worship both in school and at Church. The Year 6 children who are members of the Ethos Group also meet other Ethos Groups from across the Federation once a half term to develop their leadership skills.

The members of the Ethos Group this year, having applied in writing for the role, are:

Year 5-Cara, Edie, Lucy and Freya


Year 6- Jess, Emily, Mia, Josh, Chloe, Tom and Kayleigh


Ethos Federation Day at Holy Cross, Newton Ferrers