We want to support our children to be creative learners, work hard and persevere and succeed. For our children to be successful means more than just a curriculum made up of English, maths, history, geography etc. and a set of static school rules. It means thinking about:
· Relationships— at all levels in the school and in the community
· Standards—of achievement and of behaviour
· School Ethos—and all those words relating to personal responsibility like honesty, determination and fairness, creativity, perseverance and tolerance. All these qualities can make children more or less successful and more or less happy as they move forward in their lives. None of them form part of the published curriculum, but without them, children’s success and happiness are less likely to be achieved. Our values focus has been an integral part of this wider focus and provide a shared vocabulary and understanding.
The children were involved in reviewing our values approach and chose the values they feel are most important to them in their learning and in their relationships and what might help them learn about them.
We hope that you will continue to support the values at home and explore with your children why the value is important and how they can show it.