The Whitchurch Church of England Primary School has changed their school mission statement, according to its ‘School Matters‘ newsletter sent to parents on Friday.
The text of the statement from the school follows.
Our School Motto
In consultation with staff and Governors we have modified our school mission statement to include three core Christian values.
It now reads:
Together We Make a Difference with Love, Forgiveness and Truth.
The statement continues,
As a church school we want to create a place that has a distinctive Christian character. If we make clear connections between our values and how they are founded in the teaching and life of Jesus this will help us to define our distinctive Christian character.
We fully appreciate not all our families follow the Christian faith, however we do believe these values provide a great basis for anyone who wishes to live in harmony with their friends and neighbours.
The statement concludes with,
We will be talking with the children about forgiveness this term. Forgiveness is not always easy, yet if children can learn to let go of minor misdemeanours rather than harbour negative feelings we hope this will help them throughout their life.