School Values

The school values; RESPECT, COURAGE, INTEGRITY, COMPASSION AND HOPE, are key to our identity as a Church of England school community. Our School Values Ambassadors work with Mrs Seymour to devise activities to develop these values in the life of the school. Representatives from staff and governors work together in the Ethos Committee to develop the school's Christian distinctiveness.



We value respect and fairness. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all members of the school community feel proud of their identity and participate fully in school life.

Treat others just as you want to be treated. Luke 6:31


We value courage. We are a growth mindset school; we seek challenge, we are resolute in the face of adversity.

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7


We value integrity. We are honest and learn to trust each other.

Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8


We value compassion, care and kindness.

Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10


We value hope; we encourage everyone to look on the bright side, to be optimistic and thankful for all the good things in our lives.

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12



Action for Happiness

Why? Happiness is about our lives as a whole: it includes the fluctuating feelings we experience everyday but also our overall satisfaction with life. It is influenced by our genes, upbringing and external circumstances. But crucially it is also influenced by our choices - our attitudes, our values and our sense of purpose. There will be opportunities for pupils of all ages to get involved in activities from the Action for Happiness Toolkit.

Kind School Award

Why? Kindness UK is a not-for-profit organisation with the goal of making kindness a greater part of everyone’s daily lives and increasing awareness of the positive benefits of kindness to health and the overall wellbeing of society. It believes that every day should be filled with kindness.  There will be opportunities for pupils of all ages to get involved in activities promoting kindness.

Global Neighbours Award

What is Global Neighbours? The scheme aims to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to act against inequality. The activities aim to provide real-life contexts for learning and opportunities for pupils to explore topical issues, and develop skills that prepare pupils for living well with their fellow human beings. There will be opportunities for pupils of all ages to get involved.

 Rights Respecting School Award

What is RRSA? In Rights Respecting Schools children’s rights are promoted and adults and children work towards this goal together. Bespoke resources help teachers to talk to children of all ages about the big issues facing the world today, from the refugee crisis to climate change. There will be opportunities for pupils of all ages to get involved.

  • Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School
  • Checkendon
  • Reading
  • Berkshire
  • RG8 0SR
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01491 680693
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