At St Michael's Church School, we have chosen 10 of our own Christian School Values which we feel as a school are a priority in supporting our children as Children of God.
In 2018, we asked the children, parents, Governors and members of staff which of the 14 Christian Values they felt were the most important in helping children to become well-rounded, spirited and 'good' human beings as God wanted in Genesis. We asked all contributors if there were any additional values they felt were important which perhaps not on the list. After a period of consultation and a vote by stakeholders, it was decided these values were most important and therefore these became our new whole school Values: Friendship, Compassion, Respect, Resilience, Perseverance, Excellence, Faith, Responsibility, Happiness and Honesty.
In addition to this, we added Biblical verses to our values, so it helps to deepened our children's understanding of what God wants from His children.
Excellence: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you are working for the Lord. Colossians 3:23 (This is also our school vision statement)
Friendship: Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
Compassion: Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgive each other just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
Respect: Show proper respect to everyone, love the family, honour the King. 1 Peter 2:17
Resilience: Stand firm and let nothing move you. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Perseverance: Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1
Faith: For the word of the Lord is right and true, he is faithful in all he does. Psalm 33:4
Responsibility: Each of you must take this responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galatians 6:5
Happiness: Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead. 1 Peter 1:6
Honesty: He taught us to lead decent and honest lives in this world. Titus 2:12
These values are echoed in the classrooms through everyday teaching, embedded within our Collective Worship time and evident in the way the children work, play and exist with one another.