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Christian Ethos

Vision Statement:

“Encouraging every child to reach their full potential – nurtured and supported in a Christian community that lives and learns by the values of love, compassion and respect”.

John 13:34 “Love one another as I have loved you.”

The theological basis of our vision is rooted in our belief that we are created in the image of God and called to be the fullest reflection of that image. Underpinned by the following Biblical teaching; 

John 15:12 ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 

As a Christian community, and in common with many other world faiths, we encourage the children of The King’s Church of England Primary School to behave towards one another in the same way as they would expect others to behave towards them. 

‘Living and learning by the values of Love, Compassion, Respect’   

Treating others with 'love, compassion and respect' demonstrates John 15:12 The commandment of Jesus to 'love one another as I have loved you'. 

When we know the love of Christ for us in our lives, then we can begin to reach our full potential.  When we know that we are loved by Christ, who is there when we are in need, then we can be compassionate and respectful towards others. 

These values guide our decision making, our Behaviour Policy, our Golden Rules and the way we interact with each other and our school community. 

Love: towards God, towards self, towards others 

Children learn to show love by: 

  • Being kind to others 
  • Thinking about others, not just themselves 
  • Doing something for someone else 
  • Being a good friend 

Compassion: through humility and forgiveness 

Children learn to show compassion by: 

  • Thinking how it might feel for someone else 
  • Reflecting on words and actions 
  • Supporting other people when they are learning or playing 

Respect : care for each other, our school, our community and our world 

Children learn to show respect by: 

  • Listening and responding politely to adults and other children 
  • Following our Golden Rules 
  • Taking care of their belongings, their classroom, their school and the environment 
Ofsted inspection 8th and 9th February 2023

'This is a welcoming, caring school where pupils are happy and kept safe. This is because staff care for pupils in a warm and positive manner. They model to pupils how to behave respectfully and with kindness. Promoting equality and celebrating diversity are threads that run through day-to-day school life.

Pupils do their best to follow the school’s values of love, respect and compassion. They respect each other regardless of gender, race or faith.'