Our core values
Every day we aspire to grow in Love, Compassion, Perseverance, Friendship, Courage and Trust so that our school family may experience the joy and hope of “life in all its fullness”
Of all the beautiful values that flow from the teaching of Jesus Christ, why the following six?
We chose them as a result of extensive discussions with pupils, parents, governors, staff and our Church.
Our values are at the heart of our vision and underpin our entire school curriculum.
LOVE - is our key value, the root of all other values. Above all else, we want to grow in the self-giving love of God, who welcomes all, respects all, cares for all and includes all; regardless of race or background.
“Love one another as I have loved you.”
COMPASSION - empathy with others, and desire to help. We act with compassion for all members of our school community and seek to show compassion in the wider world.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort."
(2 Corinthians 1:3)
PERSEVERANCE- Keeping going whatever the challenge in order to make the most of the gifts God gave us and to always do our best.
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
FRIENDSHIP - Christians believe they can call God their friend because of the relationship made possible by the cross and resurrection of Jesus. True friendship enables each person to flourish and ensures that the unique individuality of each person is recognised.
“If one falls down, a friend can lift him up.”
COURAGE - We recognise the importance of building courage and resilience in our children to carry on when things get tough and to stand up for what they believe in.
“Be strong and of good courage. Do not fear or be afraid for the Lord your God, he is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
TRUST- Trust is the very essence of faith; trust in the God who is trustworthy. Trust is important in our relationships in school. We put our trust in our adults, and work at being trustworthy people ourselves.
“Do not be afraid. The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”