The Values of Kingsnorth C of E Primary School
Values at Kingsnorth CEP School
Our five Christian school values of thankfulness, compassion, trust, endurance and friendship thread through every aspect of every day here at Kingsnorth CEP School. They are practised by everyone at the school both adults and children alike. Each value is linked to a Bible story with a biblical quote to learn. Every aspect of our Christian values is taught through specific learning in Collective Worship and lessons such as PSHE where issues from real life are discussed and linked with our school values. As our Christian values are embedded we can link in the British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and respect of people of every faith and none. These British values link well with compassion, trust and friendship particularly well which are three of our Christian values.
Each term every year group plans how they will overtly teach each British value which is taught through specific subject lessons such as History or RE, or through incidental learning such as participating in the process of voting for a school council member. Collective Worship is an important part of our day at Kingsnorth as it gives us a chance to reflect on our own lives as well as those of others. The British and Christian values are linked during this time as much as possible especially as we are a Positive Action school where we consider our own feelings, thoughts and actions and those of others too. Through reflection, academic learning and participating in school life we learn how to be ‘living stones’ of Kingsnorth CEP School as the school is not just a building, but full of people who are role models living the values learnt in school.
In April 2014, we consulted with the whole school community on what our 5 Key Christian Values should be.
The 5 values chosen were:
Thankfulness Friendship Trust Compassion Endurance
Enabling everyone to be thankful for more than just material possessions
Ensuring that people of all ages experience a ‘friendly school’
Encouraging and promoting relationships of trust in the school
Ensuring that everyone feels included and we support those in difficulties
Working at/for something even when it does not bring immediate results