Our St. John's Values are our ethos in action with staff, governors and children encouraged to live them out and live them in. We focus on a different value each half term in Collective Worship and through our reflective areas in our classrooms which help us to relate to the theme at different points in the day, encourage us to take time to reflect and think about what is going well as well as allow us to spend time talking to God through prayer.
Children receive house points from members of staff if they are seen to be living out our school values. Children encourage each other to gain as many house points as they can for their family team which are collated and share in Praise Worship on a Friday. At the end of each half term the team with the most house points has a treat of cakes and shakes. We also have a Citizen of the Week Award which is given to 1 child every week who has been a fantastic role model to others living out our school values.
Children are also encouraged to live out the values at home. A values book mark can be filled in by a parents and/or child when they have shown how they have lived out a value at home. Once a child has shown they have lived out all the values on the card they receive a bronze star, if they complete a second card a silver star and a gold for a third card. Children who receive a gold cross will be our Values Ambassadors.
Citizen of the Week
Learning to be a good citizen as a child is so important for them as they grow and develop into adults. Our school ethos and values guide in our children in developing qualities of character that are valued by their families and by the communities in which they live. Staff in school along with parents/cares at home guide and model to children to be honest and thoughtful, to stand up for their principles, to care about others, to act responsibly and to make sound moral choices.
By living out the school our children are taught the three 'r's' of good citizenship: Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness. Children who go above and beyond living out the values by going out of their way to help others or look after our local community are awarded with our Citizen of the Week trophy and badge. Look out for children who have earnt this badge on our Peep of the Week.