Values in Action
Love: “Do everything with love”. (Corinthians 16:14)
Friendship: “Encourage one another and build each other up”. (Thessalonians 5:11)
Compassion: “Be kind to one another”. (Ephesians 4:32)
Respect: “Treat others as you want to be treated”. (Luke 6:31)
At St Chad's, we are committed to building a loving, compassionate and respectful community in which every child can flourish. We believe that schools have a moral purpose and that we should encourage our children to become responsible, well-rounded individuals who contribute positively to school life, home life and life in the community.
Like learning to ride a bike, values are learned through a combination of practice and explicit teaching: our collectives worships play an integral role in this. Children learn what values are, how to recognise them, how people react to them, equipping them with invaluable social skills and emotional intelligence. We have a structured approach to our collective worships and specific lessons that teach the values to the children and encourage them to deepen their understanding of what the values mean to them. Children also learn about values through everyday interactions with everyone in the school community. It is through modelling positive behaviours and values that we can all understand our expectations of each other and how we all want to be treated.