Dignity and Respect
The dignity of our students and our staff is rooted in Christian teaching. We are all loved by God as unique individuals created `in his image` and God intends for each of us to flourish and live life `in all its fullness`. These beliefs underpin our policies and practices as well as our ethos, resulting in the overwhelming majority of our students behaving well and enjoying exceptionally positive relationships with each other and their teachers. Daily life at Bishops’ is characterised by the care, consideration and respect that results from following Jesus` Second Great commandment to `love your neighbour as you love yourself`. When conflicts arise, as they inevitably do, we deal with them in a way that affirms the dignity and respect of all members of the community; students are provided with opportunities to seek forgiveness, second chances are given, and attempts are always made to restore harmonious relationships. Students at Bishops’ feel listened to and supported to flourish within an environment of care, encouragement and hope.