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Values Education


Values Education underpins how we teach to the heart in a moral sense. We can’t know exactly what skills our children will need in the future workplace but we do know that decent, shared human values will stand them in good stead. As a school (the children, parents, staff and governors) we have chosen twelve values:

Co-operation

Courage

Friendship

Happiness

Honesty

Love

Resilience

Respect

Responsibility

Tolerance

Trust

Understanding

We focus on one Value each half term although make reference to all of them throughout the year. Through Assemblies and Values Families (cross school group discussions with an adult) we teach children what each of them means, then we ensure we model them and then catch children living them around the school. We reward children who are great role models as well as inviting parents to nominate children, who have shown these actions at home, for certificates.

As a school we also promote the British Values of:

Democracy

Rule of Law

Tolerance

Respect

Individual Liberty

The foundations of these important and big ideas are laid in Primary Schools and we support children to understand them through activities including our rewarding positive behaviour, elections for team captains and school council, values education, studying different religions, assemblies, special mention certificates, pupil parliament sessions and promoting healthy lifestyles.