Our Church School
Our Christian Values
As a church school, St. Gilbert’s sees the growth of its children and their faith as something which underpins everything we do. We value the warm and positive ethos which is palpable as you walk around the school. We encourage our children to ask questions, to explore what having a faith really means, opening them up to experiences with a variety of faiths and denominations, and support them in their journey as they make decisions about the place of God in their lives.
As a school, we follow the Christian Values from the Roots and Fruits Collective Worship resource. Roots and Fruits is a Christian collective worship resource, rooted in the Bible teaching with twelve Christian values representing the fruit that grows as the teaching is lived out in everyday life.
Over the course of two years, the children will learn about and explore 12 different values. These values help to strengthen and focus our worship and daily lives in school, and we will continue to build upon these as we learn and grow together as Christians. Each term focusses on one value that links with the season of the Church year. Roots and Fruits supports SIAMS requirements and meets the criteria set out in the evaluation schedule.
Please head to our SIAMS Section 48 page to find our 2017 SIAMS Report.
The values we focus on are:
Generosity – “God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9.7
Compassion – “Clothe yourselves with kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3.12
Courage – “Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1.9
Forgiveness – “Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive others.” Colossians 3.13
Friendship – “Encourage one another and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5.11
Respect – “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7.12
Thankfulness – “Always be thankful.” – 1 Thessalonians 5.16
Trust – “My God is my strength in whom I trust.” Psalm 18.2
Perseverance – “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4.13
Justice – “Learn to do right. Seek justice.” Isaiah 1.17
Service – “Serve one another in love.” Galatians 5.13
Truthfulness – “Tell the truth to each other.” Zechariah 8.16
The school has formal links with All Saints' Church, with members of the clergy leading our Collective Worship regularly during the school year. The pupils attend a number of services during the year and parents are invited to join us.
Miss Dicker – Headteacher
Mrs Dawson – RE Lead and Class teacher
Section 58 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 requires the appointment in Voluntary controlled (VC) schools of teachers who are able to provide religious education in accordance with the requirements of the Trust Deed of the school or in accordance with the tenets of the relevant religion or denomination.
This Term's Christian Value is Compassion.
Please click here to find out some helpful ways that you and your family can explore the value of Compassion.
Letters from Bishop Nicholas of Grantham
Please click here to read Bishop Nicholas's Summer letter which was read to the school during Collective Worship.