Vision and Values
Harbertonford Primary is a Church of England school with a family feel and nurturing ethos, putting pupils at the core of all that we do. We aim to provide an education underpinned by Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity, which lie at the heart of all that we are.
It is of the utmost importance to us that we serve our whole community, without exception or exclusion. Our vision and values very much relate to who we are as a village school and to our Christian distinctiveness; please investigate ‘Our Ethos’ tabs for further information.
Pupils are encouraged to become responsible, independent learners who feel safe to take risks and trust that making mistakes is part of how we grow.
Live, Learn, Flourish.
Our values are supported by teachings and stories from the Bible:
- Trust – Noah’s Ark Genesis 6-8
‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart.’ Proverbs 3:5
- Forgiveness – The Lost Son Luke 15: 11-32
‘Be kind and forgive one another as God in Christ forgave you.’ Ephesians 4:32
- Respect – The 10 Commandments Exodus 20: 1-17
‘As you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.’ Luke 6: 33
- Friendship (belonging) – 12 Special Friends John 1: 35-49 & Acts 1: 12-26
‘This is my command to you: Love one another.’ John 15: 17
- Compassion – The Good Samaritan Luke 10: 25-37
‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.’ Mark 12:31 (The second of the 10 commandments)
- Responsibility – Jonah and the Whale Book of Jonah, Chp 1-3
‘For each one should carry his own load’ Galatians 6:5
Our pattern of Collective Worship:
Tuesday – Whole school values themed CW
Wednesday – CW in St. Peter’s church/CW through music and singing (fortnightly rotation).
Thursday – Class based CW; opportunity to reflect on our current value focus
Friday – Whole school celebration act of worship, including pupils’ achievements