Values Based Education

 

At St Peter’s Primary school we treat each other with mutual respect and work in a climate where openness and inclusion lay the foundations for our values to be built upon.

A values-based school seeks to promote an educational philosophy based on valuing self, others and the environment through, the consideration of an ethical values vocabulary (principles that guide behaviour), as the basis of good educational practice. It encourages adults to model values and to give time for reflective practices that empowers individuals to be effective learners and good citizens.

It helps pupils to develop holistically, nurturing a secure sense of self, respect for self and others and supports the raising of academic standards.

Values Education underpins all aspects of our school life and gives staff and pupils the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the values in life that they believe in.

Every month we base our assemblies and personal, social and health education (PSHE) on a different value. Pupils understand that these values are important if people in our society are going to live happily together.

 

The values we focus on are:

 

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Tolerance
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Friendship
  • Love
  • Courage
  • Appreciation
  • Honesty
  • Empathy
  • Co-operation
  • Positivity
  • Unity
  • Peace
  • Happiness
  • Hope
  • Patience
  • Care
  •  Humility
  •  Determination
  • Trust
  • Freedom

These are at times addressed directly through lessons and every month we base our assemblies and personal, social and health education (PSHE) on a different value. Pupils understand that these values are important if people in our society are going to live happily together.