Values and ethos
As a church school, our ethos is based on scripture.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.
We champion learning powers, grounded in scripture, and leading to greater success both at school and in life.
‘Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.’
So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark.
When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, ‘Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.’
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John.
‘Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.’
Each half term, we focus on a particular value.
Fundamental British Values
We also promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The understanding and knowledge expected of pupils:
an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence;
an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour; and
an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.