Our Christian Values
Compassion, Friendship, Trust, Respect, Perseverance and Community
We promote all Christian Values in all we do with a particular emphasis on:
Compassion “Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12.
We look to develop young people with kind hearts, believing that compassion, kindness and care are at the core of good human nature and are the basis for success futures and positive relationships. We try to be kind to everyone even if we are not friends or we do not always get along.
Friendship “Encourage one another and build each other up.” 1Thessalonians 5:11
We believe true friendship enables each person to grow and ensures that the unique individuality of each person is recognised. All this echoes the value placed by God on the preciousness of each person.
Trust “My God in my strength in whom I trust” Psalm 18.2
We believe trust lies at the heart of all of our relationships and we learn to trust in each other and in ourselves. We show that trust is putting yourself in others’ hands and that trust must be earned by our friends.
Respect “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6.31
We ensure the children have a good understanding about the concept of mutual respect and individual liberty. We teach the children about the ‘protected characteristics’ and we support the children to love and recognise the goodness in everyone.
Perseverance “I can do all things through Him, who strengthens me.” Philippians 4.13
We teach the children to develop a sense of resilience and to keep going, when they are facing difficulties, should this be personally or with elements of learning.
Community “For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us.’’ (Romans 12: 4-6)
We encourage all children to love and recognise the goodness in everyone, making a positive contribution and developing their own spiritual understanding. All children will be supported to take responsibility for their actions and show respect and tolerance for each other and the wider community whilst celebrating and promoting diversity.