We recognise a need to address the development of the whole child and issues in the community and, through a widening of the curriculum, to include a focus on universal values. Our Values should help explain how the C of E name on the sign outside a school translates into a difference in the classroom, and the playground.
Think of a cart wheel; the most vital part of the wheel is the hub, the centre through which everything connects. At the centre of our School are the ACE values that St Paul speaks of ‘three things that abide’: faith, hope and love. (1 Corinthians 13.13 ‘Faith, hope and love’)
Radiating out from the hub are the spokes. They represent the way in which our values could be interpreted and explained – “The Fruits of the Spirit”. St Paul speaks of nine ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5.22).
And then, the rim – the section that actually makes contact with the road – in our school these are the different policies and systems. They are the practical way in which the Christian Values are made in our school.