Our Christian Vision, Ethos and Values
Courage - Responsibility - Compassion
At Christopher Rawlins we are a school community rooted in love, where we make wise choices about our learning, and have the confidence to do the right thing for ourselves and others. Our vision has its foundation in Paul’s prayer for the Christian community in Ephesus, focused on Ephesians Chapter 3 verse 17:
“Stand firm and be deeply rooted in love”
We have three Christian values that are also a cornerstone to our behaviour policy: Courage, Responsibility and Compassion. In school this means;
As Paul encouraged the new Christians to use their imaginations, their minds and their wills to search out the riches of Christ (3:18) we want to encourage an aspiration to aim high, and approach our learning with resilience.
As Paul reminds us in Ephesians 3:14, we are all part of one family. We want to learn to take responsibility for our actions and for the way they impact on others. We are honest and true to ourselves.
We value everyone as individuals and celebrate our differences. We show friendship and respect to others. We know that love may be the ground from which our actions and words take root and grow (Ephesians 3:17)