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Gonerby Hill Foot

Church of England Primary School


Our Core Values

Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

(Proverbs 22:6)

Our values determine the sort of person we are or become. At our school, we aim to be the sort of people that God would want us to be and to treat others in the way we would want them to treat us.

Whilst our school seeks to reflect many Christian values, the following six have been chosen as our 'Core Values'.  We believe that an understanding of these values, and integration of them into school life, will help to equip our children as they forge relationships within our school community, the local community and within society as a whole.  Our core values are:


Understanding that forgiveness can be given and received, but that it must be genuine and from the heart.


Understanding of the feelings of others, by putting ourselves in their shoes, and responding with kindness and support when they need help.


Understanding that all within our school are needed and valued and each person is important to the whole community. Knowing that together we are stronger and can achieve more.


Understanding that we have a personal responsibility to serve our community and to work for the good of others rather than for our own self-interest.


Understanding that excellence is not about being the best but is about doing your absolute best to produce the best results you can. Knowing that excellence is achieved through high aspirations, hard work and great effort, perseverance and taking risks.


Understanding that everyone is unique and special with their own gifts, talents and ideas and valuing and maximising these to encourage creativity and innovation.

Our core values will be developed both explicitly and implicitly though:

  • Through the leadership and management of our school, and the shared aims and mission, and therefore reflected in our ethos
  • Through staff example and their use of moral language
  • Through the subjects of the curriculum
  • Through collective worship
  • Through learning
  • Through teaching methods