Sir Robert Hitcham CEVA Primary School

Sir Robert Hitcham CEVA Primary School and Nursery
Debenham

Community, Respect, Compassion.

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Ethos and Values

Community, Respect, Compassion

Who are we?

 In our school we want “to be the best people we can be” and we aim to follow Jesus’ teachings in order to guide us to that goal. We live this out through our Rainbow Pledges (see below). 

Jesus was inclusive - he said: ‘Come and follow me!’ to all people. Jesus walked alongside, taught and cared for people from all walks of society.  Community, respect and compassion were important aspects of his teaching.

Why?

Jesus is not only Christ to Christians, but also a known historical person. Jesus’ teachings and example of a good and moral life are often acceptable to those of no faith and of faiths other than Christianity. As an inclusive school, we welcome the whole community, those of the Christian faith, other faiths and no particular faith.  Jesus was a teacher; therefore, we can all seek to learn from him. 

For Christians, Jesus is the decisive revelation of God. Jesus reveals what can be seen of God in a human life and what a life filled with God looks like. Through knowing about Jesus’ life, teaching and example Christians believe we can grow closer to knowing God. By following Jesus’ examples and teaching, we can become fuller human beings and so grow closer to who we were created to be; which is made in the likeness of God. 

Jesus is the second person of the Trinity, also known as the Son of God and the life of God in Trinity teaches us about what God is like and what God wants for all humanity. 

What we know of Jesus comes from the sayings and stories of the early Christian church, handed on and collected into the Bible we read today. We know from the Bible that Jesus was kind, caring, respectful, faithful and inclusive and these are qualities that we know are important to our whole school community.

Impact

  •  We are learning to grow and flourish as individuals and build a stronger community by living out all the Rainbow Pledges. 
  • Through working together as a community, demonstrating respect and compassion and working co-operatively we are enabling everyone to flourish. 
  • Our school is an environment where difference is cherished. We can learn inclusivity and appreciate everyone within our community. 
  • We show respect and compassion as we listen to and learn to understand each other. 
  • All individuals are encouraged to contribute to the school with our own strengths and gifts. We do this by being part of groups and clubs and support the local community, by hosting and taking part in community events. 
  • By being forgiving and being willing to accept forgiveness we are building a stronger community. 
  • We show respect for and take care of our environment with the help of our Eco group. 
  • We know how important it is to learn from our mistakes, both academically and socially, as members of our community. Learning to be the best we can be.
  • True community enables one another to belong as their authentic selves. Jesus modelled that with those that he met where he accepted their uniqueness and included them as they were and encouraged them to flourish. 
  • Our school seeks to value each person as a unique individual and to bring their character and contribution to enhance our community. 

The Christian Faith teaches us to

 Rainbow Pledges  

  • pupils show respect to all members of the community;
  • pupils have faith in themselves and others;
  • pupils strive to be the best they can (work as hard as they can);
  • pupils look after the environment;
  • pupils are willing to make mistakes and learn from them;
  • pupils are forgiving; and
  • pupils are kind, caring and friendly.