Term 4 Value - Forgiveness

22nd February 2021

Our Value for Term 4 is 'Forgiveness'
Dictionary Definition
The action or process of forgiving or being forgiven.
"She is quick to ask forgiveness when she has overstepped the line"
Bible verses about Forgiveness
Matthew 6:14
If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you.
1 John 1.9
But if we confess our sins to God, he can always be trusted to forgive us and take our sins away.
Mark 11.25
If you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you. 
Jesus came into the world to show us how much we are loved by God; by taking the sins of the whole world upon himself on the cross Jesus made forgiveness and a personal relationship with God possible. We strive to share the gospel with every child teaching them how to be forgiving, loving, caring Christians.
Following Jesus' example, we always offer forgiveness and a fresh start to those who have made mistakes. We teach that an individual's behaviour has consequences which can have a positive or negative impact on others, and that this consideration must be paramount in deciding whether behaviour is appropriate. 
As a community whose life is founded upon Christian values we recognise that forgiveness, offered and received, will be at the heart of all our relationships. We teach about how we can show we are sorry in practical ways and equip individuals with strategies to prevent them from repeating mistakes in the future. We believe that learning from the past and not holding grudges will help to develop character by making us more resilient.
As a Church of England school, our behaviour policy is informed throughout by our Christian values. We try not to make assumptions about people or situations before knowing all the facts and circumstances. Decisions about sanctions are made carefully and after consultation. We teach children about the justice system in modern Britain and the emphasis on principles such as the presumption of innocence until proven guilty and the concept of restorative justice.