St George the Martyr CE
‘Go shine in the world and live as Jesus did with compassion, honesty and integrity.’
As a community, we have identified nine core values that stem from our Vision and are woven in to the very fabric of the school. We expect all members of the school community-pupils, staff, governors, clergy- to model these. These are also closely linked to the four foundations of our curriculum design.
Determination This means resolution, resolve, willpower. “Stand firm, and you will win life.”
Respect This means regard highly, value, honour. “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” (Luke 6:31)
Friendship This means mutual trust and support. “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:18)
Inspiration This means the process of being given passion and/or ideas for a task. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Excellence This means being outstanding or extremely good. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord.” (Colossians 3:23-24)
Community This connects us with each other. “We who are many, are one body in Christ.” (Romans 12:5)
Compassion This means having a deep awareness and sympathy for another's suffering. “When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.” (Mark 6:34)
Honesty This means truthfulness, loyalty, fairness, sincerity. “The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.” (Proverbs 12:2)
Integrity This means having strong moral principles e.g. honesty, decency, fairness, equality; having pure and balanced moral character. “Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8)
The distinctive nature of our approach to education can be found in our explicit Christian values, our Collective Worship, our grounded Christian ethos and in our Religious Education.
As a Church school we believe every child is made in the image of God, and therefore we want the best for them. We value our school community as a place where love can flourish.