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Values Based Education

Our Values Programme

At Flamstead Village School every individual is valued for who they are and what they contribute to the school. The Values Education Programme is intended to support the personal, social and spiritual development of every pupil throughout the school. The whole staff team and all pupils are involved in promoting values and recognising where others are ‘living the values’. The values developed through the Values Education Programme have been selected by pupils, parents staff and Governors as values which are important within the school community and which will be important throughout life.


Aims

Through the Values Education Programme we aim to:

• Promote 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.
• Encourage parents to support the programme at home by promoting the ‘value of the month’ to parents in newsletters and parent meetings.


Procedures

• The Values Education Programme consists of two sets of 11 values over a two year rolling programme.
• Each month a new value is introduced through an explicit values assembly and followed up in class, with the work generated leading to a classroom display 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 the value being promoted by all staff in every aspect of school life.
• ‘Thinking Time’ and ‘Silent Reflection’ will be used in encouraging children to reflect upon values during assemblies and in classrooms.
• Circle time and PHSE lessons will be further opportunities to discuss and promote values within each classroom with informal opportunities being utilised whenever possible, e.g. playtime.
• Values are displayed in the school corridors and in every classroom. 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 weekly newsletter with each month’s value highlighted and explained
• Values are promoted to the community through our website which highlights our values approach.

Our Values 2016 to 2017

Month Value Curricular link Colour
September Honesty   Pale blue
October Humility Harvest Red
November Compassion Cool 2B Kind Week Yellow
December Thoughtfulness Christmas Orange
January Self belief 'Turning over a new leaf' Green
February Love Valentine Day Pink
March Unity Culture Week Wine
April Patience Easter Grey
May Perseverance SATs & Assessments Dark Green
June Happiness Safety Week Navy Blue
July Confidence Sporting events Purple

 

Our Values 2015 to 2016

 

Month

Value

Curriculum Links

Colour

September

Respect

 

Pale Blue

October

Responsibility

Taking responsibility for own learning

Red

November

Friendship

Cool 2B Kind week

Yellow

December

Appreciation

Christmas

Orange

January

Aspiration

‘Turning over a new leaf!’

Green

February

Caring

Valentine Day

Pink

March

Tolerance

Culture Week

Wine

April

Courage

 

Grey

May

Resilience

SATs

Dark Green

June

Trust

Safety Week

Navy Blue

July

Cooperation

Sporting events

Purple

 

 


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