Our vision and Christian values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
Our core Christian values are:
Linking to these core values, we have developed our Harrietsham values which reinforce the qualities needed by the children in order to succeed and achieve throughout their lives.
Harrietsham Values: Christian Values:
Honesty: being truthful in a range of situations and being truthful with ourselves.
Awareness and Wisdom: an understanding of the consequences of our thoughts, words and actions. Wisdom comes from experience and with the recognition of the true value of things.
Respect and Reverence: a recognition of God’s greatness and awe of the created world in which we live, as well as showing respect for others in the school and wider world.
Responsibility: recognising our own roles in the school, the community and the wider world. Identifying what we can do to improve our own and others’ situations.
Independence: taking responsibility for our own equipment; thinking and making the correct decisions for ourselves; recognising how to improve our own work and setting our own targets for learning.
Empathy and Compassion: showing understanding of others’ situations and being able to understand how they might be feeling.
Tolerance and Forgiveness: be patient, understanding and willing to work through problems/conflicts to resolve them.
Self-motivation: being willing to take the initiative and having the desire to improve without direct instruction. When we see something that needs to be done, we do it without waiting to be told.
Humility: recognising that while it is okay to derive satisfaction from our successes, we need to remember that our gifts are from God and human achievement is short lived in relation to God. Not being boastful when we feel that we have accomplished something that others have not achieved.
Appreciation and Thankfulness: not taking things for granted, recognising what people have done for us and expressing our gratitude. Being thankful for God’s love and care.
Manners: how we treat others, being courteous and polite.