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School Life

Gospel Values

We have chosen 12 key Gospel Values, which are the fundamental values for our school. These values underpin everything we do in our school. These values are at the heart of our school, in our policies and through our school vision statement. 

Here at St Stephen’s pupils are encouraged to show generosity through kindness and giving, whether this is through time, support or charity. 
Here at St Stephen’s pupils are encouraged to show understanding of others less fortunate than themselves and show kindness and empathy. 
Here at St Stephen’s pupils are encouraged to show courage and bravery through trying new experiences and pushing themselves to achieve their potential.
Here at St Stephen’s pupils are encouraged to forgive others and reflect on others actions with mercy and grace. Forgiveness is one of the many values encouraged through the schools’ behaviour policy. 
Here at St Stephen’s pupils are encouraged to be the best friend they can be by showing kindness and thoughtfulness of others. 
Here at St Stephen’s children are encouraged to go on a path of self-discovery. Children learn how to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development, as well as how to treat and respect others.
Here at St Stephens, pupils are encouraged to self-reflect for what they are thankful for and to write their own prayers of thanks for whole school worship. 
Here at St Stephen’s pupils are encouraged to trust one another and have a firm belief in the school and its systems, resulting in pupils who are positive and confident in their learning. 
Here at St Stephen’s we work together to overcome any obstacles, however challenging, to achieve our goals. We try and try again, building resilience which helps us deal with any disappointments on our journey to success.
Here at St Stephen’s pupils are encouraged to promote British and Co-operative Values and attitudes of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, tolerance of others and justice within the school and wider communities. 
Here at St Stephen’s pupils are encouraged to understand the idea of service and how they can support the school community, the local community and the international community through charity.
Here at St Stephen’s pupils are encouraged to pursue truthfulness and promote honesty at all times.