Term 2 Value - Perseverance

1st November 2020

Our Value for Term 2 is Perseverance.
Dictionary Definition
Perseverance is the drive that helps you get past the hard stuff to get to what you want. Without perseverance, you won’t get far in life.
Bible verses about 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.
Deuteronomy 13.6
The Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you of forsake you. 
Thessalonians 2  3:13 
As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
James 1: 4
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Despite opposition and adversity, Jesus did not compromise or lose heart in his determination to accomplish his mission.
We recognise that sometimes we will face difficulties and personal challenges in life but we know that we can pray for God's help because he has promised never to leave us. 
As the life of Jesus exemplifies, standing for justice and doing what we believe to be right, may not always result in change immediately. Sometimes we may feel discouraged.
At St John's Church of England Academy, we teach that perseverance and endurance are important qualities in developing character. 
As a community, we value and celebrate perseverance, encouraging one another to take one step at a time to achieve our goals. We offer a range of opportunities for children to work with others to foster co-operation and collaboration in problem solving. 
We aim to foster a culture that recognises that ‘quick wins’ are not always possible and are often not sustainable. We believe in encouraging children to work to the best of their ability. We actively seek out contemporary as well as historical role models who have achieved their goals through persevering, even in the toughest of circumstances.