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Sharnford Church of England Primary School

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Values

As a Church of England school we have six Christian values which run through the whole life of the school. As well as exploring the biblical basis of these values, we also explore them as moral values which can be used by anyone of any faith.

 

Perseverance

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me’. Philippians 4.13

Jesus frequently encouraged his disciples to ‘endure patiently’ the difficulties and obstacles they encountered and to persevere in the face of adversity. He himself trusted in God even when his enemies tried to stop his work and plotted his death.

 

Friendship

‘Encourage one another and build each other up’. 1 Thessalonians 5.11

Christians believe they can call God their friend because of the relationship made possible through Jesus.

 

Forgiveness

‘Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others’. Colossians 3.13

Forgiveness is the means by which damaged relationships are restored. It is an act of the will, motivated by love. For Christians, Jesus’ death on a cross is the ultimate revelation of God’s all forgiving love, and his sacrifice stands as a source of inspiration to forgive others, no matter what the cost.

 

Justice

'Learn to do right. Seek justice’. Isaiah 1.17

The justice revealed in the Bible is always seen in the context of love. It includes the call to take responsibility for one another, especially the poor and oppressed, and to see that no-one is excluded from the essentials of life.

 

Respect and Reverence

‘Do to others as you would have them do to you’. Matthew 7.12

The nature of God , as revealed in the Bible, presnts all people with a choice. Those whose reponse is one of respect are acknowledging God’s greatness, authority and involvement in the world. This will extend to respect for the created order, including humanity made in the image of God. Reverence takes this response a step further and will include aspects of worship such as awe and wonder, surrender and sacrifice.

 

Thankfulness

‘Always be thankful’. 1 Thessalonians 5.16

Christians believe that God loves and cares for them in many different ways in all aspects of their life. They know that their response to this provision should be one of thankfulness and praise.

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