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Being a Church school

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We are a Church school. This means that we actively promote the Christian values of love, kindness, honesty, peace respect and trust regardless of background, colour, ethnicity or faith.

We have close links to our local parish Church of St Alkmund's in Whitchurch who in turn belong to Churches Together in Whitchurch.


Our children take part in collective worship daily - Two days per week our whole school join together for morning worship and once a week we join together for songs of praise. On other days the children take part in worship within their classes or key stage.


Each half term we focus on a different value:

This half term we are focusing on Respect.


Respect is one of our key Christian values and is at the very heart of our Good to be Green behaviour system and our Golden rules.


What is Respect?

Respect has many different meanings and links to honour and admiration and thinking of others.


Respect is:

  • to show admiration for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities.
  • to show politeness, honour, and care towards someone or something that is considered important.
  • a feeling that something is right or important and you should not attempt to change it or harm it.
  • the feeling you show when you accept that different customs or cultures are different from your own and behave towards them in a way that would not cause offence.
  • to be proud of your own qualities or achievements.
  • to treat something or someone with kindness and care.


How can we show Respect?

we can show Respect by:

  •  thinking and acting in a positive way about yourself or others.
  •  thinking and acting in a way that shows others you care about their feelings and their well-being.


In school we can show respect for our community by follwing our Golden Rules;

We are gentle, we are kind and helpful, we listen, we are honest, we work hard and we look after property.


Respect in the Bible.


Matthew 19:19



But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
— 1 Peter 3:15


The importance of Respect


Respect peoples feelings. Even if it doesn't mean anything to you. It could mean everything to them.


Famous Quotes linked to Respect.


A person's a person, no matter how small. Dr. Seuss


FIFA stands for discipline, respect, fair-play, not just on the field of play, but in our society as well.  Sepp Blatter


One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. Bryant H. McGill


We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn't a matter of political correctness. It's a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith. Barak Obama


Value in focus - Respect

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If you prefer your child not to be included in collective worship for religious reasons please speak with the school.