Our School Values
At Dogmersfield Church of England (Aided) Primary school we have three values that encompass all that we do. Our mission statement is: "Uniting the Dogmersfield Farmily to learn for life through love, courage and respect".
This value describes what we believe to be of ultimate importance in life and underpins everything that we do. In our school life this is described in terms of being one family, where each member is encouraged to love and respect themselves, others, God and the wider world. Love means treating others as you would want to be treated yourself, and God encourages us to "Love thy Neighbour", regardless of who they are.
Our value of courage describes how we should act as part of the world. As a Christian school we are inspired by Jesus to be courageous and to stand up for what is right in all circumstances. We want the children to say 'no' when they are pressured to do something, have the courage to stick at a task even when it is hard, and to have the courage to stand up for themselves.
This value describes the ethos that we want to underpin our community. We want the children to respect one another, respect themselves, to show tolerance and respect to other people's beliefs in the wider community, and to respect God. As Matthew tells us: "Treat others as you would want them to treat you" (Matthew 7:12).