St Swithun’s is a Christian values based school. Each half term the children learn about a new value. This will be explored in class and through whole school and key stage Worship.
At St Swithun’s we believe that following a values based education will
- Encourage all of us to do the best we can
- Provide a moral framework
- Encourage reflective thinking
- Help us to understand how our behaviour can impact on our friends, our school and our community
- Strengthen our sense of belonging
- Promote the giving and receiving of support
At St Swithun’s we think that the Inukshuk reminds us of the Values that we have in our school.
An Inukshuk is a stone monument in the shape of a human. They were built by the Inuit’s in the Artic. They were waymarkers – a survival tool in the harsh climate.
All the stones are unique and separate but they support each other. They symbolize co-operation, balance and unselfishness.
The children are encouraged to complete a pebble for Friday Worship to share what others have done to show the school’s Values. Children who have shown the school’s Christian Values receive a Headteacher’s Award in our Friday morning Worship.
Half termly Values
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Each half term all parents/carers will receive a letter showing how they can help their child explore the value at home.