Vision & Values

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” John 13:34

Kidmore End CE School is an inclusive learning community where everyone can realise their unique potential as an independent learner.

What does this look like in our school?

Our school is a place where:

  • We ask questions and learn from our mistakes
  • We are resourceful, responsible and respectful
  • We share our gifts and contribute to our community
  • Everyone is valued and loved as a child of God                                                                                         

Values for Life 
Each term over the year in our collective worship we think about a different value and how we might demonstrate that value in our behaviour around school. We look at what the Bible has to tell us about that value, and use stories from around the world to explore the value in different contexts. We discussed the values with parents and governors over the 2016-17 school year and decided on six core values - these are:

  • Thankfulness
  • Hope
  • Truthfulness
  • Courage
  • Friendship
  • Responsibility
This term our value is Thankfulness.  Even in this difficult situation, we can still find many things to be thankful for, and we are also determined to show our thankfulness in acts of gratitude.  Mrs Hull is thankful for the technology to be able to lead worship even though we can't be together in the Hall as normal!  

Last year we took part in the Lent Plastic Challenge (with thanks to St Mary-le-More Church, Wallingford).  We are continuing to think of ways to be less wasteful and to take better care of the world's resources.  This year, School Council and Mrs Hull are working on the Less CO2 Schools Project, and have already shared the action plan with Governors.  We started 2020 by making Green Pledges to reduce waste and be more green!  

Below you will find a link to our Home School Values Activity Sheets which have ideas for discussing our values further at home.  I hope you enjoy exploring the values with your child.

Behaviour for Learning
In September 2017 we introduced a clear set of three expectations for everyone in our school community.  We hope this will ensure our 'rules' are memorable and easy to apply in every context.  The expectations are:

  • Be safe
  • Be respectful
  • Be ready to learn.

British Values
Ofsted (The Office for Standards in Education) have stated that the school curriculum should actively promote the fundamental British values.   Click here to find out how we approach this at school.  
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