Our Christian Values
Friendship, Justice, Courage, Perseverance and Compassion
Supporting us to achieve our vision are our key Christian Values of Friendship, Perseverance, Justice, Compassion and Courage which lie at the heart of everything we do, collectively and
alongside the United Schools Federation (USF).
Our distinctly Christian values make a positive difference to those around us and underpin our teaching and learning and daily life of the school and ethos of the USF. They are demonstrated through our collective worship, prayer, reflections and within many curriculum opportunities. We encourage full expression of children’s spiritual, moral and emotional growth, all set within a strong foundation of Christian practice. We recognise that in the modern world there are a variety of faiths and as a Christian school we actively support all learners from all backgrounds of faith or none. Each value contributes towards achieving our vision.
- Friendships support us during our learning and our play allowing us to work as a team to achieve the dreams we set for ourselves. Individuals are encouraged to ‘Love thy neighbour’ within the school community and the community of Heathfield itself.
- Learners need to persevere in order to achieve the dreams they set for themselves as they aim high within their school life. This will support them in achieving more. We foster children’s individuality and strive to reach high standards for all.
- Doing the right thing and treating everyone equally ensures our school environment is a safe and nurturing place, enabling all learners to believe in themselves and achieve. These elements of justice are embedded throughout the classroom, outdoors and within the wider community.
- Compassion encourages children to respect and care for themselves, each other and the environment. This ‘togetherness’ allows everyone to achieve their dreams through the support of others. All individuals have a voice and know that their views and opinions are valued.
- Having aspirational dreams as learners takes courage in order to believe they can achieve them. Staff foster a love and enjoyment of learning, ensuring children are more willing to break barriers and have the confidence to achieve. They are given support to question and search for answers. They provide a supportive, stimulating but challenging environment to enable all children to fulfill their potential.
FAITH : Providing an environment where Christian values underpin all we do, where worship flows into our learning and where all children appreciate the value of other faiths whilst being rooted in a Christian community.
LEARNING: Achieving high standards in learning by identifying and providing for the needs and talents of each pupil to enable them to achieve their potential.
OPPORTUNITY: Providing opportunities for pupils to be curious, creative and inspired by taking part in a range of educational experiences, visits and extra-curricular activities.
UNDERSTANDING: Establishing a caring community which recognises equality of opportunity, diversity and raises awareness of moral values within a Christian ethos.
RESPECT: Promoting high standards of behaviour and fostering a sense of respect and responsibility for self and others.
INDEPENDENCE: Helping children develop a range of skills to be confident and self-assured learners with excellent attitudes to learning.
SELF-MOTIVATION: Fostering self-reliance, so that pupils enjoy the challenge of learning and are resilient to failure. Perseverance
HAPPINESS: Creating a safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environment in which children can flourish. Friendship
Each value is linked to a story from the Bible. This will help to explain what each value means.
Click on the story link below each value to find that story and an activity that you can print.
AUTUMN 1 – FRIENDSHIP
‘9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.’
’31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.’
AUTUMN 2 – PERSEVERANCE
‘9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’
2 Thessalonians 3:13
’13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.’
SPRING 1 – JUSTICE
‘3 Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.’
SPRING 2 – COMPASSION
‘5 The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.’
‘9 The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.’
SUMMER 1 – COURAGE
1 Corinthians 16:13
’13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.’