Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


What does compassionate mean?

Standing in another person’s shoes in order to understand their position and then act to bring change and hope to them.

If I am being compassionate I can:

  • Show self-care as well as caring for others.
  • Be intentional about helping others and lead and inspire others.
  • Notice who isn’t feeling at their best and act to support them.
  • Give really practical help to others.
  • Put the needs of others before my own.
  • Celebrate the achievements and positive experiences of others.
  • Make sure nobody is left out or forgotten.
  • Deliberately enable others to feel accepted and wanted.
  • Take time to listen to what others are saying.
  • Be very welcoming of others, especially those who are new or feeling unsure.
  • Find practical ways to help those in need.


  • Self-care – do something for you to help you relax or have fun.
  • Motivate someone to do their best – you can do it!
  • Help someone through a problem – be a problem solver with them.
  • Celebrate someone’s achievements – say well done, write a note, make a certificate.
  • Random act of kindness.
  • Volunteer or help in the local community e.g. the hub/litter picking.
  • Give someone a hug – but only if they want you to!
  • Sort out a bag of unwanted clothes/toys and take to a charity shop.
  • Help out with chores.
  • Smile at everyone you meet or say good morning/hello.