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Ethos Values Booklet

Our School Values

 

This page is all about our school values. As a church school we have a distinctive character where Christian values are promoted in all aspects of school life. We encourage all members of the school community to promote a Christian ethos where compassion, respect and responsibility is shown to everyone. We hold strong links with the Parish Church of St John's and Vicar James leads collective worship weekly which supports our Christian values. Each half term we focus on one core Christian value and each week we have a new high quality outcome so the values become embedded in our thoughts. All of the staff and children took a very active role in choosing our new school values which we are all very proud of. We have three main core Christian values and seven high quality learning outcomes.

 

 

Our three core Christian values are:

  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

 

Our seven high quality learning outcomes are:

  • Acceptance
  • Courage
  • Determination
  • Friendship
  • Hope
  • Pride 
  • Trust

 

 

Our School Values Display

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Each classroom and learning space has our values displayed to remind us how to act and behave towards others. We enjoy looking for the butterfly each week to see what our new weekly value is. 
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Most recently Emperors class were set the task of researching each of our core Christian values. They were asked to find the definitions of the words and write a short informative paragraph for our website. Below are some of the chosen paragraphs to give you a bit more information as to why we chose these as our values. 

Compassion

By Matilda Year 6

 

Compassion is a feeling of genuine sympathy. You can be compassionate to people, animals and even plants. My parents always say that nothing is better than kindness. If every person was compassionate towards every living thing, then the world would be a beautiful place. When you look up the word 'compassion', whether it is in a book or on the laptop, it'll come up with the words 'sympathetic' and 'considerate'. I agree that compassion is one of our Core Christian Values as it is a very important for everyone to have and receive.

 

By Oliver Year 6

 

Compassion means to be sympathetic for the suffering or misfortunes of others. I believe that compassion is the most important because without it the world wouldn't be as nice. You can be compassionate to anything, from trees, flowers and animals. Lots of people show compassion everyday, and sometimes without knowing it! Showing compassion is rather easy, because you can do pretty much anything from cheering someone in a race, to helping someone when they fall over. Overall I agree that compassion is a very important Core Christian Value. I like the quote 'love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries, without them humanity cannot survive' (Dalai Lama) because it gives a short but effective definition of compassion. 

 

'We show love and compassion for others by truly helping them, and not merely talking about it.' 

1 John 3:18

Respect

By Henry Year 6

 

Respect is a core Christian value at Lockerley Church of England Primary School and as Mr Dodson says, 'It is my favourite value as it is extremely important!' I agree with that too. We show respect every day to teachers, staff and other pupils even when we are not thinking about it. There are a lot of ways to show respect including, listening to a teacher when they are talking or just moving out of the way as you are walking down the corridor. To me respect is, most of the time, a simple small act of kindness. It is respectful to hold a door open or put your hand up to speak. You should know that everyone is different and they should be respected by everyone. It is easy to show respect. How will you show respect today?

 

By Georgina Year 6

 

R - Respect everyone and everything.

E - Equally love everyone and everything.

S - Share with everyone and everything.

P - Protection from harm for everyone and everything.

E - Empathy for everyone and everything.

C - Care for everyone and everything.

T - Teach everyone the values of God.

 

 

 

'So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.'

Matthew 7:12

Responsibility

By Annabel Year 6

 

when you say responsibility what sort of things come to mind? Is it being trusted with a significant job? Or is it owning up to your mistakes? Whatever it means to you, one thing for sure is that it is definitely worthy of being one of our core Christian Values and here's some reasons why. First of all where would the world be now? Children running and playing on hectic streets? Adults not turning up for work? Without responsibility the planet would be a dangerous environment to live in! Also a place without responsibility would mean no wonderful education and I wouldn't be asked to write this paragraph because the teacher would probably wouldn't show much interest. That is why responsibility is one of our core values. 

 

By Isla Year 6 

What do you think responsibility means to you? Do you think its a good feeling to be trusted with? Do you think its just about handing in your homework on time, or arriving at school on time? Well to me its more than that. 'Responsibility means to be controlled over something or to complete a task, duty. For example, myself and Georgina have a big responsibility carrying out our office duty every Friday. Also at break Claire and I have to count out the right amounts of money at Tuck Shop. Everybody always has a responsibility maybe you're not told to do something and you do it anyway. For example you have a responsibility by completing your work at school or maybe at home you help look after younger ones in your family. Remember that out school's Core Christian Values should always be followed and respected. 

 

We are called to be responsible stewards of God's creation:

'God said to human beings, 'Fill the earth with people and look after it. Care for all that I have made' (Paraphrase).

Genesis 1:27

 

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