St John's C of E Values

13th September 2021

Our Values
 
In 2019 we revisited our Christian values. Every child voted for the particular values they believed represented our school. Our chosen values are:
  
Belonging           Perseverance           Respect          Forgiveness          Truth         Aspiration
 
 
We believe that St John's Church of England Academy is a special place and our shared Christian values are pivotal to this. 
 
As a Church of England Academy we have values that are rooted within Christian teaching; whilst recognising that these are also important to other faiths, cultures and those of no faith within our community. These values underpin our school community and inform our school’s vision, aims and ethos, the design of our curriculum, our policies and planning and the school’s management and governance. 
 
Our values are on display around our school. We learn about stories from the bible that demonstrate these values and about how they help us all to develop our understanding of how we can live these values out through our own actions.
 
Belonging     
Psalm 24:1
The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.
 
Perseverance     
Hebrews 12:1-2
Let us run with perseverance the race that lies before us. Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end.
 
Respect       
Matthew 7:12
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
 
Forgiveness
Matthew 6:14
If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you.
 
Truth     
Zechariah 8:16
Tell the truth to each other.
 
Aspiration     
Mark 16:15
And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."