|Specific link to Christian Values and bible references
|In our church school, we promote this by:
“You are all one in Jesus Christ.”
Jesus said, “Do not fear, only
“Be strong and courageous. Do not
be frightened, and do not be
dismayed, for the Lord your God is
with you wherever you go.”
- By giving the children the ‘Magic Script’ we encourage children to work together through disagreements.
- Creating class rules for conduct and learning, which permit discussion and agreement between all stakeholders, before committing them to practice.
- Children have an opportunity to join school council and be an active participant in decisions made in the school, as well as developing life skills such as public speaking, team work and negotiation. Children represent others’ views, as well as their own in meetings and use “majority rulings”.
- Children themselves are given opportunities to vote for their representatives in a fashion that mimics life outside school.
- Children are encouraged to stand up for their beliefs, express their opinions clearly but at the same time respecting the right to disagree. We find opportunities to do this in PSHE, class worship, in English and Topic lessons, where moral dilemmas and situations may be debated and considered.
the rule of law
Hope it isn’t always easy to
stand up for what is right we must hope we can make a difference e.g Daniel in the Lions’ Den
Forgiveness / Compassion as Christians, we seek forgiveness for what we have done and forgive those who are sorry for what they have done Jesus teaches us that forgiveness is endless e.g. 70X7
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Be kind to one another, Tender hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
- At the start of every school year, children create a set of mutually agreed rules, which they agree to adhere to once decided. We have also negotiated various reward and sanction systems within our behavioural management policy, that are applied consistently.
- Where appropriate, we would seek to use “restorative justice”, for misdemeanours, such as writing letters of apology. This helps encourage the concept of atonement. SLT may also talk through the situation in a structured way, to help children to understand antecedents and consequences.
- Children are taught discrete lessons about the structure of British Parliament, how laws are made and how this has changed through time.
- At election time, the school held a mock election, where they read manifestos and made decisions about who to vote for.
- Children participate in nominating and electing class councillors
- PSHE units which include topics covered by the law will have this clearly explained to the children and where necessary this will result in discussion.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and selfcontrol.
Forgiveness - The fall – story of creation shows us that at times we all do things that we know to be wrong and these can impinge on the rights of others
- Children are taught about rights and specifically taught about the UN Bill of Human Rights, through the text “Everyone is Born Free”. Lessons about rights are taught using materials from Amnesty International and tackled in history/PSHE, when discussing how in the past, people’s rights have not been respected, such as in times of slavery and war.
- In RE, collective worship and Topic/English work about biographies, we study and discuss examples of individuals who have stood up for their beliefs and shown great faith and courage in times of adversity and struggle such as Martin Luther King, Malala Yousafzai and Nelson Mandela.
- Collective worship/PSHE emphasise children’s personal responsibility to make particular choices and decisions, even though some of these choices may not be the right ones.
Our interactions at school, we aim to follow the teachings of
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to
- Staff encourages children to create rules for conduct and learning, which permit discussion and agreement between all stakeholders, before committing them to practice.
- Children are trained in respect negotiation of conflicts between peers, using the Magic Script
- Staff reflect the quality of mutual respect through their interactions with each other, parents and children.
tolerance of those different faiths and beliefs
The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.
1 Corinthians 13:13
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love
1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
Forgiveness / Compassion
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
- We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that has a local, national and international dimension.
- We follow the locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education that has a significant multifaith element.
- We work to ensure that our resources do not promote stereotypes and celebrate diversity
- We will invite other members of other faith groups in to our school, to talk to children and respond to their questions, which help challenge any negative stereotypes.
- Our acts of worship includes other faiths and how there are common values shared between all faith groups. This helps fosters greater understanding.