Values

It is our values that determine our thinking and behaviour. The ethos of our school is built on a foundation of core values, including the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Through a values based curriculum, a positive culture for teaching and learning is created which is based upon valuing ourselves, each other and the environment.

Our values are addressed directly through lessons, assemblies and across the whole curriculum. Each half term we focus on a particular value. We learn to understand what the values looks like and how we can demonstrate the value: in the way we behave, in our attitude towards each other and in our learning. Parents are also encouraged to develop the value at home.

 

Values

Term

Links to the Government’s British Values

Kindness

Autumn 1

Respect and tolerance, Mutual respect

Respect

Autumn 2

Respect and tolerance, Mutual respect, Democracy, Individual liberty

Courtesy

Spring 1

Respect and tolerance, Rule of law, Mutual respect

Honesty

Spring 2

Rule of law, Respect and tolerance

Responsibility

Summer 1

Individual liberty, Democracy, Respect and tolerance, Mutual respect

Courage

Summer 2

Rule of law, Democracy, Respect and tolerance, Mutual respect, Individual liberty

 

Respect and tolerance of other’s beliefs and faiths and of those who do not follow a faith.

Mutual respect of other’s beliefs and faiths and of those who do not follow a faith.

Democracy - An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.

An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individuals and is essential for their well-being and safety.

Individual liberty - freedom to choose faiths, beliefs and likes / dislikes.