Values - Our Core Values are Service, Perseverance, Wisdom, Friendship and Trust.
Each of these has a family of other values, which underpin and work in harmony with it.
Here at Brightwalton School our values are based within the Christian faith and have love as their foundation - love of God, love of others and love of self. They have been selected through consultation with pupils, staff, governors and parents and are reflected in our Mission Statement.
The selection has much in common with the values of our twenty-first century world, reflecting and upholding the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs but retaining a distinctive Christian character. Our values are taught specifically through collective worship, PSHE, Citizenship and RE. Indirect teaching through our ethos will be continuous, visible in our curriculum, expectations, management, language and relationships.
We believe that having secure values brings confidence and happiness in all areas of life. Knowing what we value in ourselves and others helps us to behave and act in ways that make us feel good about ourselves - it feels like the right thing to do. Clear values also help us to treat others as we would wish to be treated by them.
As individuals, we seek to receive trust, through showing our honesty and behaving with independence and responsibility.
In our school community we use our respect and compassion for others, together with our capacity for forgiveness, to promote friendship.
For the wider world, we aim to use our wisdom to make good choices, so that there may be justice and peace for all.
When we are learning, we commit to perseverance, working with creativity and positivity, while showing courage and resilience as we hope to achieve our ambitions
Through our thankfulness for God’s love and generosity, we humbly offer our service to others.
School Ethos - The school aims to serve the members of its community, including those of all faiths or none, by providing an education of the highest quality in order that every child has the best possible life chances. Encouraging an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, within the context of Christian belief and practice, we promote Christian and British values through the experience we offer to our pupils.
Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character, in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan levels.