white horse logo with values Love, Hope, Community
Stanford in the vale CE Primary SchoolStanford in the vale CE Primary School
High Street Stanford In The Vale Faringdon Oxon. SN7 8LH
Tel: 01367 710474 Fax: 01367 718429
Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Willis
Siams Outstanding and Ofsted Good Provider
Siams Outstanding and Ofsted Good Provider
Page Updated 23.08.21

Our Christian Character



Values display

Christian Values

At Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School, we aim for everybody to flourish in a loving community by ‘working together to achieve together’, with all achieving their individual potential to be the best they can be through the values of love, hope and community.

Love

We love each other and all people of the world. We are patient, kind, helpful and trusting and never fail each other, valuing learning in a safe, happy, stimulating environment. This is just like Nehemiah when he heard his people were in trouble and rushed to their aid.

Bible Readings for Value Boards

1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 Love is patient and kind…always supportive, loyal and helpful and trusting; love never fails

1 John 3:16 This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us.

Mark 12:31: The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself. ' There is no other commandment greater.

Hope

Hope gives us energy and helps us through difficult times, just like Nehemiah when he wanted to help his people but didn’t know how to. He never gave up hope and eventually solved the problem. We believe we can make the world a better place by working together, supporting one another with our Christian ethos, whilst respecting spiritual beliefs of others.

Bible Readings for Value Boards

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Psalm 62:6 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

1 Peter 1:3-4 In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade – kept in heaven for you.

Community

We are all members of the same family and if we combine our strength, work will be achieved and problems shared, celebrating the value of every individual in achieving our aims, regardless of gender, race, ability and beliefs. This is just like Nehemiah and the people who rebuilt the walls and gates in just 52 days. We are all needed and valued and each person is important to the whole.

Bible Readings for Value Boards

1 Corinthians 12:24-26 But God has combined the members of the body….so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it.

Acts 4:32-35 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. There was no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lads or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.

Colossians 3:13-14 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.


Every half-term two children from each class are chosen to get a certificate for demonstrating the Christian value of the term.

See our Value Ambassadors here...




School Prayer, Lord's Prayer & Grace

This is our School Prayer, written by Euan Stamp and chosen by the school council.

Dear God
Please help us to achieve our goals
and do our very best,
to get on with each other
and appreciate the staff.
Although we go through good and bad,
please, try and keep us in the good.
Thank you for life and love
and thank you for our school.
Amen

Written by Euan Stamp


This is the modern version of The Lord's Prayer which we say:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours.
Now and for ever.
Amen


This is our Grace before meals.

Dear God
Thank you for our food and drink.
Please look after our farmers and shopkeepers.
Thank you for the people who prepare our meals.
Please help others not as fortunate as us.
Amen


This is our End of Day Prayer.

School is over for today,
We have done our work and had our play,
As we go home it's time to say,
Thank you heavenly Father.
Amen