Values at Dallow

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Values at Dallow

At Dallow Primary School we believe that every pupil and member of staff should be successful, confident and happy. We value all members of our school community and the contribution they make to a successful school. As a school we believe that values are ‘principles that guides our thinking and behaviour’ and therefore are a key part of school life at Dallow. Values have been selected by staff and parents as those that are important to our school community and which will be important throughout our pupil’s lives. The values are intended to support the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of all our pupils. The whole staff team and all pupils at Dallow are involved in promoting and representing the values we have identified.

  • Values at Dallow consist of two sets of 11 values over a two year rolling programme. (see below)

  •  Each month a new value is introduced through values lessons and work generated is used for a classroom display to promote the children’s understanding of the value.

  • Further understanding and promotion of the value is developed through assemblies.

  • Assemblies are mainly value based but a wide range of different religious festivals are also promoted.

  • Values are promoted through high quality classroom and corridor displays, signs both inside and outside the building, on the website and the monthly newsletter to parents.

British Values

Fundamental British values are promoted through our values and the wider curriculum. Children develop their understanding and knowledge of fundamental British Values in the following ways:

  • School Council elections and procedures support children in developing an understanding of how we can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
  • Through clear expectations and boundaries in school, children develop an appreciation that having rules keeps everyone safe. This, coupled with visits from our local community police officers develops the understanding that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety.
  • Promoting values such as co-operation, unity, courtesy and tolerance supports the development of an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is important in a civilized world and is protected in law. Such values also develop children’s acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs should be accepted and tolerated, and that we can all live harmoniously together.
  • Through our values based education, children develop appreciation of fairness, friendship and empathy, understanding what discrimination and unfair behaviour looks like and how to combat it.
  • We take great pride in the sense of belonging and welcome at Dallow, which is a characteristic hallmark of the British culture.

 

Month

Year A (odd)

Year B (even)

Sept

Unity

Friendship

Oct

Courtesy

Respect

Nov

Understanding

Trust

Dec

Love

Empathy

Jan

Tolerance

Patience

Feb

Resilience

Equality

March

Responsibility

Honesty

April

Co-operation

Encouragement

May

Health

Forgiveness

June

Determination

Aspiration

July

Hope

Courage