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Our Worship and Values

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"Values make us better people, values are things that we learn and study about. - Ewan & Ava, Year 3"

At Cranfield Church of England Academy we strive to educate the whole child. Alongside our academic programme of study we also want to ensure that, both socially and morally, our pupils’ development is supported. With this in mind, we underpin and combine our worship with ‘Values Education’.

"Values Education encourages pupils to take greater responsibility for their behaviour and learning."                                                      (Neil Hawkes, 2003)

The values, which are considered in depth during assemblies and throughout our day, also have a positive impact on our pupils' learning and our school community. The ethos of this education supports and encourages us all to celebrate success, promote high self-esteem and support reflection. This is successful because our whole school team are committed to weaving the principles into their school day.

We draw our values from the ‘Collective Worship’ Programme from St. Albans Diocese, each of which has a bible reading linked to it. This maintains a focus for our Christian Ethos. These Core Christian values contribute ‘effectively to the curriculum and underpin the outstanding quality of care.

"Values are what make the world a happier place. Values are important." Amelia C - Former Pupil

Our Values based education strives to create a strong learning environment that enhances academic attainment, and develops students' social and relationship skills that last throughout their lives. The positive learning environment is achieved through the positive values modelled by staff throughout the school.  It also provides social capacity to students, equipping them with social and relationship skills, intelligences and attitudes to succeed at school and throughout their lives.

"Values are a guide which make me a  better learner and a better person to be." - Shriya, Year Four

The values we are focusing on each month are shown on our website, in our Twitter feed, in our monthly Values newsletters which can be viewed below, in our half-termly newsletters and in our Home School Links.

"Values help us to be kind and to be better people!" - Mikey, Kyra, Daisy & Aidan, Year 3
"Values are what make me this kind of person. Values are like yur DNA." - Ridley, Year Two

Our values timetable for this year is detailed below. Click on the value to see the associated Values newsletter as they are published throughout the year.

Month

Value

September

Respect

October

Patience and Perseverance

November

Honesty

December

Hope

January

Thankfulness

February

Friendship and Sharing

March

Trust

April

Justice

May

Happiness

June

Responsibility

July

Unity