Vision & Values

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 recognised 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 Hope.  In the early part of the term we will be relating this to Remembrance, and considering how we can contribute to a more peaceful world.  We will spend some time again focusing on our environment, and thinking about what practical action we can take to make our hopes for the future of the planet a reality.  Finally, we will be reflecting on Advent and Christmas as a time for renewed hope and light in darkness.  

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.  Our school council will be working with Mrs Hull to make us more environmentally aware.  

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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