Christian Values


At Finmere we believe that it is important to develop core values by which to live and cultivate moral virtues that support and form character, spiritual awareness and self-esteem. We feel a deep responsibility to nurture core values that can be shared and expressed by all regardless of faith or belief. As a school and community we seek to explore the meanings of core values and their significance in Christianity, other religions and secular teachings.

As a whole school community we have advocated distinctive values that we believe give our school a core purpose. The gifts of friendship, thankfulness, community,  endurance, compassion, forgiveness, peace, wisdom, trust, love, tolerance and hope are the values we want our children to leave with. While these gifts are inclusive of human values we try to anchor them into the Christian faith by relating them to the bible through stories and readings.

Our Christian values:


Christian Value

Fellowship Time dates and theme


Community and Thankfulness

Harvest – fruits of the Spirit

Light/feeling good about ourselves – Jesus light of the world




Remembrance/helping others

Christmas Story/workshop




New beginnings

Valentines/love thy neighbour


Forgiveness and Endurance

Baptism – Jesus being baptised

Easter story/workshop




Promises/marriage/story of water to wine



Tolerance and Friendship

Listening, caring, and sharing – Feeding the five thousand

Reflection – Visit to church/art in church


By working together as a community we can achieve these Christian Values.



  • Can we see signs around the school that tell us it is a hopeful place? Can we improve and celebrate this?
  • Can we explain our hopes for the school and how they relate to Christian hope?
  • Can we offer the opportunity of a new start to those who need a second chance?



  • Can we express our appreciation and thankfulness in the life of the school?
  • Can we demonstrate that we see the good things of life as a blessing and a gift rather than a right?
  • Can we be thankful for more than just material possessions?



  • Can we define what a peaceful school or a peaceful classroom is? How do we contribute our Christian ethos to this?
  • Can we resolve our conflicts in a fair way? What skills and strategies do we have to help us?
  • Can we develop ‘peace makers’ and equip them with the necessary skills to be effective?



  • Can we explain the values on which our school is based?
  • Can we recognise the wisdom in one another? (Pupils in adults ….  Adults in pupils.)
  • Can we examine the values that develop our attitudes, aspirations and decision making?



  • Can we understand that some things are worth working for even when they do not bring instant results? Can we develop patience?
  • Can we demonstrate compassion and concern for others when facing difficult times?
  • Can we show regard for things that have enduring value in a world of changing fashions and conflicting opinions?



  • Can we recognise that we all make mistakes and need forgiveness from God and each other?
  • Can we help those who have done wrong to make amends?
  • Can we put forgiveness at the heart of everything that we do?



  • Can we understand the importance of ensuring that everyone is included? How can we do this?
  • Can we support those who are experiencing difficulties?
  • Can we recognise and celebrate acts of compassion that are sensitive to everyone?



  • Can we encourage and promote relationships of trust in our school?
  • Can we learn to make and trust our own judgements?
  • Can we successfully deal with situations when trust is broken?



  • Can we see ourselves as members of ‘one body’ (special members of our school, our village, our church) where everyone has something to offer to the whole?
  • Can we develop and strengthen our links with the church to the mutual benefit of us both?
  • Can we make the school lie at the heart of the community?


  • Can we recognise and promote the signs that our school is a friendly school?
  • Can we follow guidance and implement strategies for making and maintaining friendships?
  • Can we take responsibility, especially our older pupils, to support younger pupils in our school?