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Our Cheynes Values

Our Cheynes Values

What are values?

Values could be defined as desirable ideals or standards by which people choose to live their lives by. A set of values can be shared and upheld by an individual or a group of people to influence their behaviour and attitudes when reacting to a range of situations.

At Cheynes Infant School we have compiled a list of values that we believe support our vision and ethos and underpin what we believe are positive qualities for a person to possess.

Why promote values in school?

We believe that by upholding and promoting certain values in school we can:

  • Support work towards our vision;
  • Support our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) and Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education curriculums;
  • Promote positive behaviour and encourage each other to be good role models, which will ultimately enhance behaviour in school;
  • Encourage pupils to work to the best of their abilities;
  • Promote friendship and good manners;
  • Reinforce fundamental British Values.

How we select our values:

We firstly asked all staff to nominate values that they felt were important to our school. We then asked the school council to ascertain which values the children in their classes would like to see promoted. After this we went on to ask parents and carers to complete a survey to find out the values that are important to them. From this, we compiled a list of values for the year. We update this list of values on a yearly basis.

How do we teach about the values?

The values are introduced during a whole school assembly. Each class discusses and learns about each value at a level that is appropriate to them. The value of the month is promoted at every opportunity; through the curriculum and beyond. We then conclude and celebrate what we have learned about the value in a Celebration assembly.

How you can help at home:

Talk to your child about the value of the month and discuss the meaning of it. Talk about that value as it occurs in daily life.

 

 

 

Our Values 2017-2018

MONTH

VALUE

MEANING

September

Positivity

To look towards the good side of things.

October

Respect

To show politeness and honour towards someone or something. To treat everyone without offence, when people or groups are different to you.

November

Teamwork

To work well with others in a group.

December

Gratitude

To show or express thanks.

January

Perseverance

To continue with something and not give up when facing problems.

February

Kindness

To be generous, thoughtful and respectful to others.

March

Self-belief

To trust in your own abilities.

April/May

Patience

To wait calmly without complaint.

June

Honesty

To tell the truth.

July

Equality

To treat people with the same respect, even when they are different from you.

 

Our Values Board.

Children and adults receive ‘bricks’ as a reward for being a good example of holding the value of the month. These bricks go into a special golden box to go on our Cheynes Values Wall each week. At the end of each month, one or two people are chosen to get a certificate of commendation for showing excellent work towards the value.

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