Our Christian Values
From the smallest seeds grow the greatest shrubs
Through our Christian ethos, our core values are: Respect, Optimism, Wisdom, Determination, Enthusiasm and Love. These values are build into the ehtos and teaching of the school and are modelled by everyone who works at Rowde C of E Primary Academy. We also teach the children about the importance of British values, including democracy, rule of law and individual liberty.
Our vision and values underpin everything we do here at Rowde and are an integral part of all policies and procedures in the school. They are discussed and referenced in every act of Collective Worship when we come together in the mornings. We display the values in all of our classrooms using images and quotes from the Bible and elsewhere, to help the children fully understand what they mean and how they link to their own lives. Each class builds a floor book with their reflections and responses to collective worship and our values, illustrating how these have been developed through different aspects of class life.
Our values are the foundations of our behaviour policy, and we use them to talk to the children about their actions, to help them understand consequences. This supports the children in making changes and choices to ensure they are following our values within school and in their own lives at home. Everyone understands that “We are Rowde”.
We celebrate our values in our Friday celebration Collective Worship. One child from each class is nominated every week, by either the teacher or their peers, to be value champion!
You can read more about the values and the connected passages from the Bible, below.