Totternhoe C.E. Academy

With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts

School Christian Values

Spring 2 - Forgiveness

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

Our Christian Values this year (2022-2023) are:


Our value this half term is Forgiveness

Forgiveness is…


Forgetting the hurts

Offering a new beginning

Restoring a friendship

Given and received

Identifying responsibility

Valuing the truth

Ending an argument

Not holding a grudge

Encouraging honesty

Saying sorry

Starting again


Forgiveness Home Values Challenge

This half term's home-school values challenge is to design your own version of the maze tree in the story of Zacchaeus. Please bring your maze into school to share in Collective Worship and earn 5 house points! (Please make sure they're not too big so that we can fit everyone's on our values tree!) 😁


Christian Values at Totternhoe

At Totternhoe, we teach our children a range of  Christian Values which help them to work with each another co-operatively and with respect.  They are keenly linked to our 3 behavioural rules of; Be Eager, Be Respectful and Be Safe. They learn the importance of friendship and unity, we teach children to approach life with positivity and hope, and to show empathy and acceptance towards others.  These values make our school community happy and harmonious, a fun place, where children feel secure. All of our values our intertwined in our school vision which is the golden thread running through everything at Totternhoe. 

At Totternhoe,  every individual is valued for who they are and what they contribute to the school.  Our Values are intended to support the personal, social and spiritual development of every pupil throughout the school.  The whole staff team and all pupils are involved in promoting Values and recognising where others are ‘living the values’. The Values have been  welcomed by pupils and staff as values which are important within the school community and which will be important throughout life.

Our Christian Values last year (2021-2022) were: