Values Curriculum

We believe that Values Based Education will:

⦁ Encourage all of us to be the best that we can be
⦁ Encourage reflective and ethical thinking, supporting our teaching of listening to our ‘internal radio’ in Learning for Life
⦁ Help us to better understand and articulate the impact our behaviour can have on ourselves, our friends, our school and our community

⦁ Strengthen our sense of belonging within our school and wider community
⦁ Promote the giving and receiving of support, and develop within a considerate approach towards everyone

A Value is a Quality – a Principle that Guides Behaviour

We will support the learning of 12 Values over two years – one per half term. They are, Respect, Co-operation, Friendship, Tolerance, Thoughtfulness, Happiness, Trust, Responsibility, Caring, Honesty, Courage and Patience.

How will we teach values?

We will introduce our students to values by:⦁ Introducing the ‘Value of the Half Term’ through assemblies and form time
⦁ Making the value an implicit feature across the whole curriculum
⦁ Having central and class-based displays
⦁ Giving students an ethical vocabulary to guide their behaviour and to help them understand the behaviour of others
⦁ Ensuring students understand the meaning of the values
⦁ Discussing definitions and giving practical examples
⦁ Recognising and celebrating behaviour that reflects our values
⦁ Focusing on reflective practices
⦁ Supporting charities
⦁ Encouraging students to take on appropriate responsibilities
⦁ Ensuring all adults act as role models
⦁ Asking parents and the community for their support

How can we as staff and you as parents, Governors and visitors help?

ValuesWe expect all adults in our school community, including staff, parents and visitors to the school, to act as good role models by:

⦁ Taking care of each other and always being considerate
⦁ Showing respect for themselves and others
⦁ Ensuring all smiles are returned
⦁ Finding time for themselves and showing that they are human, sharing their interests
⦁ Living their values even when things get tough

By doing these, we will be showing our children and students how to be the best that they can be and achieving an objective set out in our school development plan:

For all members of the school community to act as effective, caring and empathetic learners

What is respect?

⦁ You can have respect for all living things
⦁ You can have respect for someone’s feelings, wishes and viewpoints
⦁ You can have respect for the environment and the world around us
⦁ You can have respect for someone you like or admire
⦁ You can have respect for yourself

It is treating others how you would like to be treated and taking care not to hurt or damage the people and things around us.