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Values-Based Education

At Thornton Hough Primary School we are passionate about supporting and guiding the children's  social and moral development. This academic year we have introduced the children to an approach called ‘Values based Education.’ The approach works alongside our 7 Golden Rules to provide the children with a shared vocabulary and understanding of important positive human values such as respect, honesty, resilience and tolerance. Adults are encouraged to model the values at all times. The values are addressed directly through lessons and assemblies but also permeate the whole curriculum. We believe this creates a strong learning environment that enhances academic achievement and develops students' social and relationship skills that last throughout their lives.

We encourage children to consider these values, and thereby to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to develop as reflective learners and grow to be stable, educated and civil adults. As a school, we have chosen 22 core values to introduce to the children over a cycle of 2 years. The table below shows these values and where they have been placed within the calendar year. Please also note that there will be a 'Values Newsletter' which will be sent out after a value has been introduced to the children. These are e-mailed to parents and guardians and can also be found further down this page.

YEAR 1

MONTH

VALUE

INCLUDING

September

Responsibility

Independence

October

Honesty

 

November

Respect

Equality

December

Appreciation

Gratitude

January

Peace

Hope, Freedom

February

Happiness

 

March

Perseverance

Determination

April

Pride

Humility

May

Self-belief

 

June

Courage

 

July

Reflection

 

YEAR 2

MONTH

VALUE

INCLUDING

September

Friendship

Trust

October

Resilience

Hope

November

Thoughtfulness/kindness

 Consideration, compassion, care

December

Tolerance

Understanding

January

Patience

 

February

Empathy

 

March

Curiosity

 

April

Determination

 

May

Co-operation

Unity/togetherness

June

Forgiveness

 

July

Optimism

Positivity

 

 

If you wish to find out more information regarding this approach, please visit: http://www.valuesbasededucation.com/

Values-based Education Newsletters

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