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St John The Baptist Church of England Primary School

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Our School and Christian Values

Our school and Christian values were developed and chosen through consultation with staff, children, parents and governors in 2019.  We have a two year rolling programme and are currently in year one. The weekly value is delivered in assembly on a Monday morning and reaffirmed throughout the week in class and around the school, with house points being won by children who demonstrate the value. This year our values are:

 

 RESPECT  Showing respect to someone means you act in a way that shows you care about their feelings and well-being. Showing respect for others include things like not calling people mean names, treating people with courtesy, caring enough about yourself that you don't do things you know can hurt you. Looking after school property and the environment.

 INTEGRITY is the ability to act in ways that are consistent with the values, beliefs, and moral principles we claim to hold. It's about doing the right thing, even when no one is watching; and combines courage, honesty, and respect in one's daily interactions. It is being the best version of yourself at all times even when it is tempting not to.

 CREATION  Belief in God as creator is not merely a belief about how everything began; it is the perspective from which we are to view all life including our own. It means that we place the highest value on this earth and see life as God’s gift. Children may appreciate the concept looking at nature and their own art and craft work.

 HUMILITY has a central place in Christ’s teaching. It is contrasted with pride, where people ascribe to themselves the honour and glory which is God’s alone. Children may think of this as not boasting or thinking about themselves as better than others.

 HOPE is a universal human phenomenon. People hope for peace in time of war; food in time of famine; justice in time of oppression. Where hope is lost there is despair and disintegration. Hope generates energy and sustains people through difficult times. For some people, hope is so strong that it inspires self-sacrifice to turn hope into reality.  It is the attitude of never giving up and having a growth mindset in school.

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