What is Values Education?
- Main principles that guide you in your thoughts and actions.
- Ethical DNA – as set of instructions hard-wired into your brain that will determine your behaviours without you even realising much of the time.
- Sense of right and wrong, how and how not to behave.
- Values are at the heart of who we are, driving what we do and how we do it!
Where do Values come from and why do we need them?
- For many of us they are put in place in the family home from the moment we are born.
- For those children born into dysfunctional families it is vital that they learn Values from the adult role models within school.
- An outstanding school can make the difference to the growing child as member of a community, as a citizen, as a friend and as an all-round and fully rounded human being.
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How Are Values Delivered in our School?
Values Education is the main focus of our termly focus weeks known as ‘Well Being Week’, whereby every class at 1pm will deliver a focused curriculum on Well Being and Values at the start of each new term. Linking to our values of Dream, Believe, Inspire and Achieve, as well as SMSC and our behaviour values.
The Well Being and Values week is delivered alongside our existing PSHE curriculum and supports/equips our children with SEMH issues to be aware of the strategies to resolve and be resilient in times that could be overwhelming.
What themes will be covered?
- Protective Behaviours (Healthy Relationships/CSE)
- All About Me
- Resilience and Coping
- Being the Best I Can Be
- My Wider World
What characteristics and British Values are we aiming to develop and instil?
- Courage (acting with bravery in fearful situations)
- Justice (Acting with fairness, honouring rights and responsibilities)
- Honesty (being truthful and sincere)
- Friendliness (exhibiting care, concern and compassion to others)
- Self-discipline (ability to control feelings and behaviours)
- Gratitude (feeling and expressing thanks)
- Confidence (in oneself)
- Forgiveness (action of being forgiven or forgiving others)
- Cooperation (working or acting together)
- Respect (regard to the feelings, wishes and rights of others)
- Perseverance (persistence despite difficulty or delay in achieving success)
- Responsivity (responsive to needs and feelings of others)
As well as these values being taught in our Well Being curriculum we have monthly focused Values where the staff and children learn how to develop these in and around our school.
Our school Values chosen by staff, children and parents:
CONFIDENCE – September
EQUALITY – October
COURAGE – November
HOPE – December