At St John’s C of E Infant School the staff and governors have a responsibility for promoting positive values to help children develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. As a church school the vision at St John’s is underpinned by our Christian values which permeate all areas of school life. Our overarching aim within our Mission Statement is to deliver, ‘An outstanding education within a caring Christian environment’. Delivering this will help everyones 'light shine'.
Our values were created by the whole school community (pupils, parents, staff and governors) to find out which values we feel are most important to St John’s with particular reference to Collective Worship. Although we will promote all the values as a matter of course, the six top values identified by the school community were:
Thankfulness Peace Love and Compassion Forgiveness Trust Friendship
Our Year 2 Values Leaders promote these values throughout the year and end their year by choosing someone to hand on the role to, expressing why they feel that person demonstrates the value.
Our worship is based upon a different focus value each half-term, for example thankfulness for Harvest, Peace for Christmas and Forgiveness at Easter.
Our long term Worship-Plan can be viewed here
The rules we use to help us live out these values in school and let our light shine are our Rainbow Rules.
For each colour of the rainbow on our school logo we have a rule, which, if we follow them all, we will achieve our vision to let our light shine!