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Christian Values and Ethos

Our Vision

We are rooted in the love of God and others, we believe in ourselves and so, will aspire to grow in every part of our lives. Following the example from All Saints, we choose to respect and encourage one another and to be responsible citizens in our community and our world.

John 8:12

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." 

Core Values

Love (trust/faithfulness)

1 Corinthians 13:1

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

We love and are loved as God loves us.

Believe (resilience/courage/wisdom)

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

We believe in ourselves to discover our strengths and have the resilience to continue in that belief.

Respect (service/humility/compassion)

Philippians 2:3 

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

We respect ourselves, each other and our environment.

Responsibility (wonder/stewardship)

Romans 12:6-8 

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads,[a] with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

We are responsible for our wonderful world and are stewards to preserve it for future generations.

Aspire (creative/reflective)

Proverbs 24:27 “Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.”

We aspire to know that we are capable of achieving all that is possible.

Christian Values

As Church of England schools, Christian values underpin our ethos. We actively promote the development of Christian values and citizenship skills, equipping pupils for life in the wider world.

Our daily collective worship reinforces the Christian value for the half term; children are given the opportunity to think about the Christian meaning of the value and how it can be demonstrated in their lives. At some time during the collective worship, children are given the time for self-reflection giving them time to absorb and respond to the main ideas about the value of the month, at their own level. There is no compulsion to worship or act against their own beliefs.

To Support our Christian Ethos and Values:

  • Pupils engage each day in a meaningful act of collective worship.
  • Religious Education follows guidance from Guildford Diocese.
  • We observe major Christian festivals.
  • We develop an active relationship with our parish churches.
  • We make appropriate use of Christian symbols inside / outside the school.