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Our School Value- Respect

Respect has different meanings but all play a part in how Christians value themselves and the lives of others. Respecting those that love and care for us, our parents, carers and those in the local community is an important value at Fylingdales School. We should appreciate what is done for us, finding cooperation not conflict and take responsibility. Romans 13 states that we should, “Pay others the honour and respect you owe them.”

Respect for others: everyone is special; everyone's opinion matters; everyone's contribution is important; everyone's feelings should beconsidered; everyone's faith is sacred.

Respect can mean simply treating each other with politeness and courtesy, and recognising that everyone’s contribution is important and that everyone’s feelings should be considered. At Fylingdales School, we regularly discuss how respecting someone does not mean that we always agree with the other person, but that we are prepared to listen and share our views without rudeness or impatience.

Christians recognise that respect needs to start with respect for ourselves and our own unique contribution to our homes, schools or communities. Having self-respect means being able to celebrate our gifts and talents, looking after ourselves and the bodies that God has given us. Having self-respect also means nurturing our talents so that we the best we can be, honouring how God has made us and being confident about who we are.

The Bible has so much to offer in this area of positive personal, relational and community values. Its timeless wisdom can help all of us as a Christian school pass on to the next generation the qualities of life that are most valuable, and which, as Christians, we believe are not only God-given but also can be God-energised in our lives.

Jesus teaches us, "Do for others just what you want them to do for you.” Luke 6:31. Here Jesus is telling how we should behave with anyone, not just believers. The instruction is unconditional: It is simply the right way to live.



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