Value of the term
Autumn 2 2021
The value of the term is COMPASSION.
Colossians 3.12: Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Luke 10.25-37: (The story of the Good Samaritan)
Matthew 7.12: Treat others as you want them to treat you.
Can you recall an item of news this week that has aroused your compassion? Why?
Spring 1 2022
The value of the term is PERSEVERANCE.
Hebrews 12.1: Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us that is before us.
Deuteronomy 13.6: The Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you of forsake you
What encourages you and inspires you to persevere through difficult times?
The value of the term is FORGIVENESS.
1 John 1.9: But if we confess our sins to God, he can always be trusted to forgive us and take our sins away.
Mark 11.25: If you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you.
‘Forgive and forget’ – how helpful or wise is this saying?
Matthew 21.12-13: …my Temple will be called a house of prayer. But you have turned it into a hideout for thieves. (Jesus turning the tables in the temple)
Micah 6. 9: What does the Lord require of you? To do justice, love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Matthew 5. 13-14: ‘You are the salt of the earth………… You are the light of the world.’
Spiritual: Jesus was passionate and uncompromising in standing against the injustices that he saw in his society. The heart of his message was the proclamation of the ‘The Kingdom of God’ i.e. God’s rule on earth as it is in heaven. The Kingdom is glimpsed when justice and mercy are being lived out. We try our best to model these Kingdom values in our school.
Moral: Following Jesus' example, we believe that we are called to speak up for the truth and out against injustice. We therefore equip children with the skills required to be reflective, become informed and be able to make just judgements for themselves based on facts and evidence.
Social: As a community, we are constantly seeking ways to make our school an even more inclusive, democratic community in which everyone has a voice. We also foster an engagement with out national system of democracy, learning how it operates and how decisions that affect all our lives are made.
Cultural: As a Church of England school, we believe that justice must be seen to be transparent and unbiased. Children as well as adults therefore contribute to policy making on Behaviour and Anti-bullying. We learn about the values that have informed our nation's justice system and the way this system functions to maintain law and order and keep us safe.