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Our Values

We believe that Christian values and British values are intrinsically linked and we look for all opportunities to promote these values in everything that we do within school.  More information can be found about how we do this in the attached document.

Each half term we consider a specific value across the whole school.  We consider what the value means to us and what importance it has in our life, while also learning about what the Bible teaches us about the value.  We look for opportunities to show these values in action.

These are our values

Compassion

Through this value we try to :

  • understand that Christians believe that their attitudes and actions must reflect the kindness, mercy and compassion of Jesus and the love of God for everyone
  • encourage all members of the school community to show kindness and respect to one another
  • build links with charities both locally and globally
  • help each other to empathise with other people in a wide range of circumstances

Generosity

Through this value we try to:

  • understand that God’s generosity is best described as ‘grace’, love given freely without limit or conditions
  • understand the concept of giving without seeking any reward
  • be generous not only with material objects but also with time, spirit and talents

Thankfulness

Through this value we try to:

  • understand that God loves and cares for us all in many different ways and in all aspects of our lives
  • be thankful to God for his love and to praise him for that
  • have appreciative and thankful attitudes
  • be thankful for the things we often take for granted

   · show our gratitude in practical waysThrough this value we try to:

Forgiveness

Through this value we try to:

  • understand that Jesus’ death on the cross shows God’s amazing forgiving love, no matter what the cost
  • understand that God’s love is so great that forgiveness
  • acknowledge that we all make mistakes and we all need forgiveness from God and each other
  • understand how we can make amends for our mistakesThrough this value we try to:

Perseverance

Through this value we try to:

  • learn from how Jesus encouraged his disciples to ‘endure patiently’ the difficulties the experienced and to persevere even when life is very tough
  • learn strategies to encourage and motivate ourselves and others
  • develop skills to persevere through difficult times
  • to build resilience

Hope

Through this value we try to:

  • understand the hope that is given to us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
  • understand that there is a chance of a new beginning and a fresh start in every situation
  • discover how we can all play our part in creating a sustainable environment and a better society
  • understand that we are all citizens of the world and that this citizenship brings challenges and responsibilities

Truthfulness

Through this value we try to:

  • Understand how truth is revealed in the Bible and through the life of Jesus
  • understand that through Jesus’ teaching we are given an insight into the nature of God and the way in which He means us to live
  • encourage all members of the school community to be truthful in their dealings with each other
  • to understand how to be true to oneself (ie standing up for what we believe)
  • equip pupils to make informed moral choices

Friendship

Through this value we try to:

  • understand that we can call God our friend because of the relationship made possible through Jesus
  • encourage friendship bonds by providing opportunities for children to work cooperatively
  • support and include pupils who might be left out of friendship groups
  • help pupils to restore broken friendships and promote reconciliation
  • help pupils to know where to get advice and support if they need it

 

Trust

Through this value we try to:

  • understand that God’s commitment to humanity is seen in his willingness to trust ordinary people with carrying out his purpose through history
  • understand that trust is the basis of all human relationships, including a person’s relationship with God
  • understand what it means to have trust in others
  • understand what happens when trust breaks down
  • show how trust works within our school community and the wider world

Respect

Through this value we try to:

  • acknowledge God’s greatness, authority and involvement in the world
  • understand what it means to show respect for the created world, including each other as the Bible tells us we are made in the image of God
  • understand how actions and religious symbols are used to help us to understand God better
  • identify how we show respect for each other within our community

Courage

Through this value we try to:

  • understand that basic to the Christian faith is the claim that God is always present in every situation and how courage can be found in trusting God even in difficult situations
  • understand that through prayer people can find the strength to help them to be courageous
  • encourage each other to share fear and worries
  • help members of our school community who are facing difficult times

Responsibility

Through this value we try to:

  • understand that life is a gift from God and it is our responsibility to use our talents and abilities in the best way that we can
  • encourage each other to act responsibly in all aspects of life
  • understand that we are responsible for our actions
  • understand that our actions have consequences

 

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