We are the Christian Ethos Group of St. John’s Church of England Primary School.
The Christian Ethos Group is a group of children, who aim to develop our Christian distinctiveness, promote our school values, enhance children’s education and develop links within the community. The children meet once every week to take part in various projects.
Our school is multi-cultural; our school family is made up of children from many different faiths. We all share the same values and we are determined to uphold these values in our school. We would like to tell you a little about our Ethos group and the impact that it is having on our school.
The role of the Ethos group is to help our children understand our school Christian Values. We meet in order to discuss aspects of our school’s commitment to our Christian ethos, to work on the value for that term and decide on the activities we would like to do. We have plans to carry out all sorts of activities, such as leading worship. We ask fellow pupils for their opinion about our values and our worship and use their feedback to shape future worship.
The most important part of worship is reflection time, where children think about how the Christian values can help them in their daily lives. We continue our reflection and learning through discussions in our classroom worship time, British Value through our Picture News and by putting ideas in our floor book. Each class has a cross with their Christian Value on and we swop these after a term. These crosses can be found in our reflection/prayer areas.
The Ethos team.