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Chilthorne Domer Church School

Together we Love, we Aim High and we Celebrate!

Our Christian Values

Together we Love, we Aim High and we Celebrate!

 

1 Corinthians chapter 13 vs 4-8

 

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[a] it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Weekly Prayer

Ed Gregory

Director of Education

Diocese of Bath and Wells

 

19th February 2024

 

A prayer for use throughout Lent, based on a Lent Prayer of St Ephrem:

O Lord and God, keep me from the spirit of indifference and discouragement, lust for power and idle chatter.
Instead, grant to me the spirit if wholeness of being, humble mindedness, patience and love.
O Lord and King, grant me the grace to be aware of my failings and not to judge others.
For you are blessed now and ever and forever. Amen.

 

 

Our Aims:

 

  • To provide a welcoming and compassionate community in which all are equally valued for who they are, developing in children a love of learning and a desire to continue to expand their knowledge and skills throughout their lives.

 

  • To encourage the experience of Christian life and participation in worship.  We have close links with the Parish Church and children regularly worship in the church. Provide an atmosphere where diversity is celebrated.

 

  • To encourage children to have a sense of belonging and responsibility towards others in our school community, the local community and the wider world. For all children to feel protected and safe.

 

  • To provide a creative and well planned curriculum which enables all children to achieve the highest standard of work and learning of which he/she is capable and at the same time develop lively and enquiring minds. We want our children to be inspired by the quality of teaching and we encourage our children to have high expectations of their learning and achievement and to become imaginative, creative young people who can ask questions, make links and solve problems.

 

  • To help children to understand the importance of good health and a healthy lifestyle and to ensure they know how to stay safe.

 

  • To work together with parents forging strong home school partnerships.

 

  • To create a stimulating environment in and around the school, in order to promote cultural, aesthetic and spiritual awareness.

 

  • To allow children the space to play imaginatively and cooperatively, developing independence and resilience.

 

  • The school’s policy of inclusive education applies equally to all adults and children who work here regardless of gender, religion, race, background, specific difficulty or physical ability.

Our Core Christian Values 

As you can see below, we look at 18 Christian Values over the course of our Collective Worship programme. Each are important but as as a school council, along with Mrs Chesterton, Mrs Carter and Mrs Batstone, we looked at each of them and decided which aligned closest with our school vision. 

 

In the video below, you can see our school council introducing the 6 core values to the school and describing how we will focus on them throughout our journey through the school. This was then shared with our governors and wider school community. 

School council - core values presentation

Our Christian Values:

 

Year A (2024-25)

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Year B (2023-24)

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Wednesday Whole School Worship 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

The Word of Jesus

Advent and Christmas

People Jesus Meets

Holy Week and Easter

The Parables of Jesus

The Miracles of Jesus

 

In Year A and B, each half term focuses on one value. 

The value covered in the Wednesday Whole school act of worship is determined by the Bible text.  Each half term contains acts of worship on all six of the following values:

Parents answers to the following question ‘The best 3 things about the school from my point of view are...’

Collective Worship in School

We use Roots and Fruits as a Christian Collective Worship resource over a two year period.  Rooted in Bible teaching there are 12 Christian Values which we focus on one per half term.The values link with the season of the Church year. We use Roots and Fruits as a Christian Collective Worship resource over a three year period - you can see the rolling program below.  Rooted in Bible teaching there are 12 Christian Values which we focus on one per half term.The values link with the season of the Church year.

 

We invite parents to continue the theme for each half term at home using our Home School Values.  Please do have a look, dip in and use the sheets to have fun, stimulate discussion and reflect.  The key is to do it together!

The link below will take you to our policies page where you will find our Collective Worship Policy.

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