Our Vision & Values

The school has taken a fresh look at vision and values, and the Governing Body has, after consultation with staff and pupils, agreed a new set of values for the school which underpin a vision of “Life in all its fullness”

Our Values

Compassion

Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and experiencing what they experience, leading to a desire to act. It is not patronizing. It is not about ‘doing good’ from a position of strength or ‘remembering those less fortunate than ourselves’. Jesus showed compassion towards the harassed and helpless crowds and his works of healing were always prompted by compassion for people’s suffering. He wept at the death of Lazarus and was moved to act.

Hope

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. Hope is not wishful thinking but a firm assurance that God can be relied upon. It is rooted in the love and faithfulness of God. Hope is coupled with faith and love as one of the three most enduring gifts of the Spirit

Reverence

The proper human response to what is holy and sacred. The world in which we live has, Christians believe, been created as a sacred dwelling place for humanity, and we do well to treat it with respect and honour. Although only God is truly worthy of reverence and worship, we are asked to honour one another especially our father and mother. This respect extends to all children, staff, parents and carers and is a mutual respect to encourage flourishing.

Wisdom

The insight into the way life works: a proper understanding of the consequences of our thoughts, words and actions and an awareness of the true value of things. Wisdom may be best described as discernment gained through life experience and distilled into guiding principles. The wise person recognizes their own limitations, trusts in God and understands that there is more to life than may be seen on the surface.