Core Christian Values

At Thornaby Church of England Primary School, we believe it is important to develop core values by which to live and help to develop moral and spiritual awareness. We seek to explore the meanings of the core values and their significance through Collective Worship.

The gifts of truthfulness, friendship, trust, peace, courage perseverance, compassion, service, humility, respect and reverence, responsibility, wisdom, hope, creativity, forgiveness, generosity and justice are the values we want our children to leave with. As a Church of England school, we aim to anchor the values in the Christian faith by relating them to the Bible through stories and readings.

We feel a deep responsibility to nurture and develop core values that can guide our lives and be shared and expressed by everyone, regardless of faith or belief. These guide our school community, helping to form character, spiritual awareness and self-esteem.

As a school we seek to promote reflection about children’s own beliefs and faith and to encourage their own interest in and respect of other religions and faiths.

We believe the schools’ core values encourage children to recognise the difference between right and wrong and how their own actions affect others. As this understanding develops children learn how to co-operate and empathise with others of differing backgrounds.

As a school we have chosen 4 main core values: Love, Perseverance, Hope and forgiveness