Term 3 Value - Respect

10th January 2022

Our Value for Term 3 is Respect
Dictionary Definition
' A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.'
'Due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.'
'admire deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.'
'have due regard for someone's feelings, wishes or rights.'
Bible Verses about 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.'
Titus 2:7
'In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness.'
1 Peter 2:17
'Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.'
Mark 10.14
Let the children come to me.
Ephesians 6: 1-3
 'Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother - which is the first commandment with a promise - so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.'
Romans 13:7
'Give to everyone what you owe them: if you owe them taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.'
Matthew 10.29
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care.
Jesus valued every person equally regardless of status, gender or wealth. He showed a particular bias to those who were poor or in need.
At St John's Church of England Academy we explore the Christian teaching that every child and adult is made in God's image and is uniquely precious and worthy of respect and kindness.
Following Jesus' teaching and attitude towards children, our school values every child equally and is proactive about ensuring that no individual is disadvantaged or treated differently due to their social background, gender, sexual orientation or cultural or religious background.
We encourage our children to learn about and engage with school, local, national and global issues to help to support, protect and sustain for the future the respect due to every person.
As a community whose life is founded upon Christian values, we do not merely tolerate difference and diversity, we actively celebrate the uniqueness of all individuals.
Whilst it may not always be possible to respect the opinions of every member (e.g. if they are sexist, homophobic or racist) we do respect the individual and their right to hold views that are different from our own.
As a Church of England school, we strive to create a culture that is characterised by openness, empathy and respect. We try to foster humility and thankfulness in our relationships with one another and the natural world. We continually strive to improve our understanding of different faiths and cultural diversity, celebrating the richness of experience and beliefs represented in British society.