Our School Values are the heartbeat of our school and the foundation of our Christian ethos. Our School Values are:
Each half term, we focus on a different Christian Value. This is done explicitly through our Collective Worship time, but also throughout our curriculum. Children have regular opportunities to reflect on each value and to develop an understanding of the Value in action.
‘A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.’ (Proverbs 27:9)
In our small village school, relationships between our children is of the highest importance. Children understand they can disagree but that does not mean they have to fall out. Resolving problems and forming positive relationships is a key part of our PSHE/RSE curriculum and is something that is valued by all members of our school family. Friendship in our school means treating people with love and respect and in manner in which we would like to be treated.
Friendship Bible Story – Jesus heals the paralysed man
Why is Friendship important in our school?
“Friendship is important so we don’t hurt people’s feelings, so we can be kind to our friends and play with them.” Essy (EYFS)
“Friendship is important for us because we need friends so we are not lonely.” Imogen (Year 5)
“Without Friendship, school would just be a place to learn. You need friends when you are worried, sad and stressed about work.” Katie (Year 6)
‘Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.’ (Matthew 6:12-15).
Everyone makes mistakes. In our school, it is about learning from those mistakes to be the best person they can be. Every day is a new opportunity for children to grow and follow Jesus’ guidance.
Forgiveness Bible Story – The Prodigal Son
Why is Forgiveness important in our school?
“Forgiveness is important because forgiveness is a part of friendship.” Johnny (Year 6)
“Forgiveness is important because it is a key feature of life. You can’t get through life without being able to forgive.” Maddie (Year 5)
“If we can’t forgive, we will be upset and lonely.” Alexis (Year 5)
‘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.’ (Isaiah 40:31)
In our school, Hope is about much more than just wishing as hard as we can that things will be different. lt is about believing that the world can be better and being prepared to do something to make that happen. Our Random Acts of Kindness initiative has provided hope to members of our wider school community.
Hope Bible Story – David and Goliath
Why is Hope important in our school?
“You want to see your family because you haven’t seen them for a long time.” Lauren (EYFS)
“Hope is important in our school because if we did not have Hope, we would not be at this point in COVID-19.” Zach (Year 5)
“Hope is important as it helps people to stay positive in their life, especially during COVID-19 times.” Imogen (Year 6)
‘Give thanks to the Lord for he is good and his love endures forever.’ (Chronicles 16:34).
In our small village school, thankfulness means being able to recognise the good things (no matter how small) that have happened to us and acknowledging the people who made those good things happen.
Thankfulness Bible Story – Jesus cleanses the ten lepers
Why is Thankfulness important in our school?
“Thankfulness is important because people aren’t as lucky as we are.” Ruvarshe (Year 6)
“Thankfulness is important because some children and adults have no education so we need to be thankful for that.” Anashe (Year 6)
‘When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.’ (Psalm 56:3-4)
In our school, Trust means allowing ourselves to believe in the goodness of others and allowing ourselves to be confident in their care. This is true of all relationships in our school-parents and school staff, school staff and pupils and pupils and pupils.
Why is Trust important in our school?
“Trust is important as you need to know you can trust you friends and members of staff.” Amelie (Year 5)