Context To Our Values
Our values are grounded in Christian values, with the following biblical roots shared regularly with children.
Love- be kind
Matthew 20: 29-34: The compassion of Jesus leads to two blind men regaining their sight.
1 Corinthians 13: Love is patient, kind, slow to anger, doesn’t keep a record of wrongs
Colossians 3: 13-14: Forgive as the Lord forgives you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity
Imagination- be creative
John 6: 1-14 the disciples cannot imagine out how to feed a huge crowd of people, but a young boy offers his lunch and something amazing happens as a result.
Courage- be brave
Luke 1: 26- 38 Mary moves from fear at the sight of an angel and the news he brings to accepting a huge & exciting responsibility.
Deuteronomy 31:8 God will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Individuality- be yourself
1 Samuel 16: To everyone’s surprise it was the smallest of Jesse’s children who God chose for the prophet Samuel to anoint as King, David a shepherd boy.
Psalm 139: 13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Romans 12: 6: we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us.
Community- be together
Acts 2: 43-47 The church grows through the people sharing and working together.
1 Corinthians 12: 26 If one member of the community suffers, all suffer together with it, if one is honoured all are honoured.
Romans 12: 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep.
We believe the government’s British Values complement our own very well, and all are regularly referenced through our scheme of work, assemblies and behaviour strategies.
|Love||Show compassion and respect||Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.|
|Courage||Show determination and resilence||Rule of law|
|Individuality||Share your light with the World||Individual liberty|
|Community||Serve your community||Democracy|