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Values at Whitefield

 

At Whitefield we believe that our values are important to everybody at our school.  We teach children a range of values which help them to work with one another co-operatively and with tolerance and respect.  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.

 

Aims

 

Through the Values Education Programme we aim to:
• Embed positive behaviour and conduct by developing strong values within the pupils at the school.
• Develop pupils' understanding of what values are and why they are important in life.
• Encourage children to ‘live the values’ in all aspects of their lives both in school and out.
• Promote values to pupils in every aspect of school.
• Promote values in the way in which adults interact with each other and with pupils.
• Display our school values and encourage all visitors to take account of them in their time in the school.
• Promote our values as good values for being part of the community; understanding what ‘British Values’ are and how they are important to all people who call Britain home.

 

Procedures

 

• The Values Education Programme consists of two sets of 12 values over a two year rolling programme which were elected by the staff and pupils.
• Each month a new value is introduced through an explicit values assembly and lesson to support children’s understanding of the value.
• Further understanding of the value in the context of the school and the wider community is developed through assemblies and through the value being promoted by all staff in every aspect of school life.
• Assembly themes will be predominantly values based with religious festivals observed and a balance of different religions promoted in teaching our values.
• ‘Silent Reflection Time’ is used in encouraging children to reflect upon values during assemblies and in classrooms.
• Circle time and PHSE lessons are opportunities to discuss and promote values within each classroom with informal opportunities being utilised whenever possible, e.g. playtime.
•  Posters suggesting ways in which the value might be demonstrated are displayed throughout the school and are discussed with pupils.
• Values are promoted to parents through our school brochure and through our weekly newsletter with each month’s value highlighted and explained.

 

Our Values 

 


 
 
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
 
January
 
Confidence
 
Hope
 
February
 
Reliability
 
Unity
 
March
 
Honour
 
Dedication
 
April
 
Belief
 
Individuality
 
May
 
Commitment
 
Perseverance
 
June
 
Acceptance
 
Tolerance
 
July
 
Empathy
 
Courage
 
August
 
Appreciation
 
Peace
 
September
 
Positivity
 
Self belief
 
October
 
Independence
 
Inspiration
 
November
 
Respect
 
Integrity
 
December
 
Love
 
Caring
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