Our School Values lie at the heart of all that we do.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, for as long as you can. John Wesley
Our School Values lie at the heart of all that we do. This was recognized by our recent Ofsted inspector:
The care and support of pupils are outstanding. The positive rapport between pupils and staff underpins the culture and ethos of the school. Its core values, which relate to compassion, trust, courage, hope, peace and friendship, are palpable.
Ofsted Report 2017
We have a 2-year rolling program of Values which form the focus of our teaching in assemblies, RE, PSHCE and SEAL. These are: –
Compassion – consideration of others and showing mercy. Respecting other faiths and other points of view, and putting yourself in other people shoes to gain understanding and tolerance.
Kindness – treating other people gently and celebrating the importance of friendship.
Generosity – we can give our time and our help to those in need and not ask anything in return.
Courage – facing up to opposition or danger and standing up for what is right.
Truthfulness – being true to yourself and being truthful in dealing with one another.
Humility – not boasting about your skills and achievements but instead offering them as a gift for the greater good.
Trust – being someone who is trustworthy and reliable, as well as learning to trust others.
Peace – promoting a life of peace and harmony – a whole state of being that is calm and settled.
Hope – a positive outlook that looks optimistically and embraces life and all its opportunities.
Thoughtfulness – not making snap judgments but being thoughtful about the implications of our actions and decisions.
Forgiveness – a grudge can cause bitterness and revenge only escalates situations. Forgiving others resolves conflicts and shows that love can overcome anything.
Thankfulness – making sure we say thank you and not taking things for granted. Learning to be thankful for our lives and the people who matter to us.
Responsibility – learning to take responsibility and act sensibly with consideration for others.
Determination – learning to be tenacious and trying hard to achieve, overcoming obstacles and sticking to your beliefs.
Equality – recognizing that everyone is equal, no matter who they are or where they come from, whatever their ability, faith, colour or gender.