Christian Ethos & Values
As a Christian school, we worked together as a team involving, pupils, staff, governors and parents to choose the following six Christian values representative of our Church of England school. Our Christian values inform every aspect of our school community life, and are embedded in all our policies.
The Rector from St. George’s Church, Wrotham (Rector Edward Wright) regularly leads our worship to help us reinforce our understanding of each value as he shares stories from the Bible and reflects on what they mean for us in our every day life. Children have opportunities to plan, prepare and lead worship for the whole school.
Each term we focus on a different Christian Value. This is done explicitly through our Collective Worship time and also throughout our curriculum. Children have regular opportunities to reflect on each value and to develop an understanding of the Value in action. Each Friday, in our Celebration Worship, we acknowledge children who have demonstrated these values.
‘Treat others as you want to be treated.' (Luke 6:31)
'Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.' (1 John 3:18)
'Be strong, be courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.' (Joshua 1:9)
‘Do not let kindness and truth leave you.' (Proverbs 3:3)
'Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.' (Ephesians 4:32)
‘No one who hopes in you will ever feel shame.' (Psalm 25:3)
Examples of Worship
Celebrating Collective Worship based on Christian teaching is part of our daily life at school and enhances our spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.