Christian Values & Collective Worship
School values and Bible verse
Monkton Church of England is a Church school, which means that the values we live out in school arise from our faith in the person and story of Jesus Christ.
Our Christian values of trust, friendship, compassion, justice and forgiveness inform every aspect of our school community life, and are embedded in all our policies.
We try to ensure our worship is presented in an inclusive manner that is relevant to children and their daily lives. Our aim is to ensure that the activities included provide opportunities to develop ‘spiritually’ whilst ensuring that children and staff of other faiths or who do not hold a religious belief are able to participate in a manner in which they feel comfortable. Worship embeds our Christian values and ensures that the Christian ethos is maintained.
“We aim to create a community that enables every child to be and do the best they can.
We will actively promote the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness, fostering attitudes of tolerance and respect which ensures every member of the school community feels important and valued.
In school we celebrate and promote our Christian and British values.”
Our Christian Values are:
Trust, Friendship, Compassion, Forgiveness, Justice
Trust – The parable of the sower
Friendship – The parable of the persistent Friend at Night
Compassion – The parable of the Good Samaritan
Forgiveness – The parable of the Prodigal son
Collective Worship is a time where the school community, from a range of backgrounds, beliefs and ages, meets together. Worship in the school is based on promoting the Christian values which permeate the ethos of the school. However children and adults from a range of beliefs and none are welcome to take this opportunity to reflect, sing, listen and celebrate as a school community. As such, the contributions of staff, pupils, church clergy, parents, carers and other visitors are valued highly.
Worship is led by children, staff, governors and representatives of the clergy. At the beginning of a week the theme is introduced. Our themes for Collective Worship are taken from Collective Worship planning materials for Rochester and Canterbury Dioceses; these are provided on a 3 year rolling programme.