Our Christian Values

 Our School Values
Schools and teachers are a major influence on the developing values of children and young people. Children learn values at school form relationships; everyday classroom interactions from the examples set by adults; and, from more formal attempts led by adult to engage in values education.
Meaning, ethics and vision must shape the practice of education; and, as a church school, we have the responsibility to ground our values in the teachings of the Christian faith. It is our Christian tradition which gives our values content and the stories we share with children the values' moral substance.
 We actively teach our values in all we do. They are the focus of our Collective Worships, assemblies, and reflection times in class. They help us develop our strong ethos.
Whilst St. Barnabas' is a Christian school, we strongly encourage our pupils to regard people of all faiths, beliefs, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. 
We work with a 2 yearly cycle of values where we explore 6 values a year, 12 values over two years. Currently we are in Year B. Our current term's value is COMPASSION. 
Our value this term is COMPASSION.
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Having compassion, the awareness that somebody else is suffering in some way and the desire to help alleviate this, is an important virtue that our children need to learn.

It is a value that will have a huge impact on their character development as children grow. Over the course of this term we will be engaging out children in activities to teach and reinforce the concept of compassion and how it is very much tied to other values, e.g. Service and Friendship. 


Compassion is a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them. Christians believe that their attitudes and actions must reflect the kindness, mercy and compassion of Jesus and the love of God everywhere. 


Click on the videos below to learn more about compassion!

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