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Visions and Values

Here at The Dassett C of E Primary School we have a mission which is shared and understood by all who impact on the school and its pupils. Our school exists to serve the unique academic, physical, social, and emotional needs of its students. We are committed to providing the best education for our pupils as they grow and develop through Primary school and towards the next stage of their life and their learning. The staff of  our school is committed to creating and maintaining an orderly, trusting, and caring environment where teaching and learning are exciting and students are assisted as they develop responsibility for their own learning. All aspects of the school's organization, curricular, and cocurricular activities are child centered and designed to accommodate individual learning styles so that all may experience success.

 

Core values – Our Code of Conduct is based on the following Core Values and provides guidelines for how we should lead our lives in order to do our best and help others to do the same. 

 

Our core Values help us REACH our potential as shown below

 

R     Respect everyone – listen & be gentle

E     Equality - treat everyone equally

A     Ambition - be the best that you can

C     Compassion - be kind and think of others

H     Honesty - be honest and tell the truth

 

These help us to lead our lives in a good way based on the Christian values below:

 

Friendship The Bible tell us that Jesus was a friend to all, regardless of who they were. He taught that God is our friend and wants us to be like Him in our friendships with others.

Prayer - Lord Jesus, thank you for my friends, and the games and the fun that we share. Please help me to be a good friend to them. Amen.

Bible Verse – A friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:17) If one falls down, a friend can lift him up (Ecclesiastes 4:10)

 

 

RespectWe have respect for others and ourselves. We understand that we are all different; we have different experiences, feelings, ideas and beliefs. We embrace these differences and we strive to care for each other and ourselves. 

Prayer – God our Father, I know I have a lot to learn from others who reflect your image and likeness in different ways. Inspire me to respect others fully as me equals, seeing and loving in them what you see and love. Amen.

Bible Verse - A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13:34)  'Love your neighbour as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than this. (Mark 12:31)

 

 

Honesty – We are honest with others and ourselves. We can rely on each other to truthfully do our best and to choose the right path.We trust each other tell the truth even when it is difficult to do so. 

Prayer - God, give us honesty that we may tell the truth, do the right thing and be trusted by other people. Amen.

Bible Verse - When I am afraid, I will trust in you. (Psalm 56:3)

 

 

Equality – Equality is the right of all people to have the same treatment in society and opportunities regardless of gender, wealth, age, faith, race or sexuality.We are all equally important at The Dassett.

Prayer - Dear God, You have the whole world in your hands; not everyone in this world thinks in the same way, comes from the same country or looks the same; open our minds to respect all other people, and open our hearts to know that your love is for them as much as it is for us and that we should follow your example and love each other. Amen

Bible Verse - Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. (John 13:16)

 

 

Compassion

Compassion is stronger than feeling sorry for someone.  It is empathy and love. Jesus showed compassion towards ‘harassed and helpless’ people.  His healing work was always prompted by compassion for people’s suffering. At the Dassett we care for ourselves, each other and our school. We care for the wider community and the world that we are lucky enough to inhabit.  

Prayer - Dear God, Thank you that you care for each one of us, whoever we are and whatever we do.  We ask, Lord, that we may learn to follow your example, showing kindness and care towards everyone, not just those who are our friends.  Amen

Bible verse - The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all: he has compassion on all he has made. (Psalm 145:8-9)

 

 

Perseverance

Perseverance refers to human beings standing firm in the face of hardship, but it is important to realise that the Bible gives constant reassurance that God’s love, mercy, faithfulness and righteousness endure forever. Perseverance, particularly where there is suffering, is character building and it is important not to give up when there is hardship. We share our strengths with each other and we try our best, even when things are difficult. 

Prayer - Heavenly Father, We thank you that you teach us not to give up but to keep going even when we find things difficult.  Thank you that you never give up on anyone and are always here for us. We ask that you will help us day by day so that we may learn to do our very best in every way.

Amen

Bible Verse - I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)

 

Determination

A quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult. We show determination when we persevere. When we know what is right, we do not waiver. 

Prayer - Father, give me a sense of nearness to you when I may be faltering from weariness in doing good. May I stick to my determinations. Help me to know what is useless, that I may not give unnecessary energy, and to know what is worthwhile, that I may acquire strength through the power of truth. Amen.

Bible Verse - And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)
 

Please find below The Dassett Code of Conduct which lists the qualities and behaviours we feel we should all display so that everyone at The Dassett has a safe, supportive and enjoyable learning experience and be the very best that they can be. 

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