Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God (Romans15)
A new command I give to you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13)
Be joyful in hope (Romans12)
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentlenss and patience (Colossians 3)
Shout to God with cries of joy (Psalms 47)
Biblical Basis for our Vision and Values
Our school values of perseverance, respect, joy, compassion and welcoming are present in many aspects of our school life.
We constantly refer to our Christian values in our daily acts of collective worship and use them to promote a resilient attitude to learning and to celebrate and reflect on our expectations of behaviour.
Our values are linked to the Bibles story of the feeding of the 5000, and different aspects of our Christian Values are reinforced and taught through different themes in collective worship, in RE and PSHE lessons and regular links are made with British values across the curriculum.
We celebrate children showing the school values using dojo points, star of the week nominations and Good Fridays.
Through reflection, learning and participation in school life, staff and pupils recognise that our school is not just bricks and mortar, but a place where we become role models striving to live by the values we are promoting.
Our school story: Feeding of the 5000 (Matthew 14:13-21)
How this story shows our values:
Welcoming - Jesus welcomed his followers, he provided for them. He would not allow his disciples to send them away.
Respect - Jesus showed respect by welcoming everyone to share the food. He also taught us respect by blessing the food.
Perseverance - The disciples showed perseverance in sharing all of the food amongst the people. The people persevered in their desire to listen to Jesus speak.
Compassion - Jesus had been healing the sick before he fed them. He then chose to stay and feed them. The boy who gave them loaves and the fishes also showed compassion by sharing his food.
Joy - The crowd were joyful for receiving food and for having the sick healed.