Headteacher: Mrs Anita Whitehurst BA (hons), PGCE, NPQH
Tel: 01767 680692

Values Education

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

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 Tuesday 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.

 Promoting British Values
At St Swithun’s we promote British Values.  Please click on the link below to read our statement on British Values.

British Values

 Half termly Values

Term Year A2017-18 Year B2018-19
Autumn 1 Generosity Thankfulness
Autumn 2 Compassion Trust
Spring 1 Courage Perseverance
Spring 2 Forgiveness Justice
Summer 1 Friendship Service
Summer 2 Respect Truthfulness


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How can you find out more?

Each half term all parents/carers will receive a letter showing how they can help their child explore the value at home.

Home school values – generosity (Autumn Term 1)
Home school values – compassion (Autumn Term 2)
Home school values – courage (Spring Term 1)
Home school values – forgiveness (Spring Term 2)
Home school values – friendship (Summer Term 1)
Home school values – respect (Summer Term 2)



We currently have vacancies for Nursery children, please contact the school office for further information.

Next week is half term - Children return to school on Monday 28th October 2019.