At Raynsford it is our aim to raise standards by promoting a school Christian ethos, which is underpinned by core values. These values support the development of the whole child as a reflective learner within a calm, caring environment.
We give regular thought to how values can be used to support the child as a reflective learner and promote quality teaching and learning.
In our society, children are increasingly encouraged through advertising to think of happiness as something which can be found simply in the material world. They are generally encouraged to experience life in a world which is external to their inner selves.
As a school community we believe that the ethos of the school should be built on a foundation of Gospel values.
Our Value for November
Trust, feeling comfortable in each other’s company, being able to share in each other’s joys and sorrows are all features of friendship and these are things of immense value.
True friendship enables each person to grow and ensures that the unique individuality of each person is recognised. All this echoes the value placed by God on the preciousness of each person.
‘I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.’ (John 5:15)
November is also a time of Remembrance and we think about the sacrifice made by many people for the good of others and to ensure that we can live in a world of peace.
Jesus said: Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. (John 15:13)
In November we honour and remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Prayer for November
Bless our lives with the gift of friendship.
We are grateful for those who have chosen to be our friends.
Let our love, affection and respect for each continue to grow and flourish every day.
Make us good friends who are kind, loyal and quick to forgive.