At Raynsford it is our aim to raise standards by promoting a school Christian ethos, which is underpinned by core values. These values support the development of the whole child as a reflective learner within a calm, caring environment.
We give regular thought to how values can be used to support the child as a reflective learner and promote quality teaching and learning.
In our society, children are increasingly encouraged through advertising to think of happiness as something which can be found simply in the material world. They are generally encouraged to experience life in a world which is external to their inner selves.
As a school community we believe that the ethos of the school should be built on a foundation of Gospel values.
Our Value for January is Truthfulness
Be truthful, gentle and fearless (Mahatma Ghandi)
- Truthfulness is being honest in words and actions
- Truthfulness means that we can grow and mature, learning from our mistakes
- Truthfulness is knowing our strengths and weaknesses
Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an axe, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow. (Proverbs 25:18)
Prayer for January
I have often spoken things I didn’t mean and things that sounded good, but weren’t completely true – forgive me. Please give me the tongue of the wise. Give me the conscience to speak the truth. The Bible tells me that my words have power, so help me to bring life with my words and help them to be always be truthful and kind.
In Jesus’ Name