Our values really matter to us at Thurnham Glasson C of E Primary School, they support our vision and are a key focus for our daily reflections as well as underpinning our positive relationships and behaviour policy. It is key that our children, staff and parents not only buy into these values, yet also demonstrate them in their actions.
We see our values linking in the following ways:
This is how we value the world around us and we have based this on our awareness and understanding of the British values of democracy, the rule of law, tolerance and mutual respect and individual liberty. We have looked at how we demonstrate these values in school through elections, work on anti-discrimination, awareness of other religious celebrations and through our positive relationships and behaviour policy.
These are the values by which we look at ourselves and reflect how we wish to behave. At Thurnham Glasson C of E , these are guided by our 5 Golden principles which are embedded into our daily life at school in terms of our conduct and approach to our learning and each other. We link these principles to our worship, to bible stories and to our positive relationships and behaviour policy and also to our rewards system.
This is the fundamental value that we find from Christian teachings which makes us want and desire to make a difference to each other and the world and go out ‘via the door’ to make a contribution to society, both in school, at home, nationally and internationally. This is based on the parable of The Good Samaritan as we want children to show compassion, tolerance and love by 'letting our light shine'. We champion being advocates for change and it embodies all that we do.
Love is our main core value that underpins all the other values and everything we do at Thurnham Glasson Church of England Primary School.
'Let all that you do be done in love.' 1 Corinthians 16:14
Love is the core Christian value that underpins all that we do at school. We are encouraged to love ourselves, others, God and his world. The Bible tells us that God is love and that those who live in love, live in God and God lives in them. (John 4:16)
The Easter story shows us the ultimate sacrifice of love: " for God so loved the world that he gave his only son." (John 3:16) Jesus showed selfless love when he laid down his life for everyone.
To carry the value of love in our hearts is to understand that: "Love is kind, love is eternal and love never gives up. It always trusts, always hopes and always continues strong. (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8)
At our school, we show love and care towards one another, nurturing each other and supporting one another in love. We put others before ourselves without expectation of reward.
Each half term we focus on a particular Christian Value and have a two-year rolling programme. The children take part in activities and listen to stories based around the value in Collective Worship time. The list at the bottom of the page outlines the values that will be covered this school year.
At the beginning of each half term your child will be sent home with an activity sheet based around the current value. The activity sheets include stories and puzzles you can share as a family.
Once a week we select a pupil to be awarded the VIP –Values Inspired Person.
This goes to a child who presents as a good role model by demonstrating our school values within their thoughts and deeds.