Our School Values
At Lee Brigg Infant and Nursery School we believe that values are taught and our role as educators is to help our children to learn and understand the values that will help to guide their lives today and in the future.
Our aim is to teach the values that will help to shape our children’s behaviour now and prepare them well, so that they can become a positive, responsible members of society in the future.
Children learn about values primarily through everyday interactions with everyone in the school community. It is through modelling positive behaviours and values that we can all understand our expectations of each other and how we all want to be treated.
In addition to this, in order that our children clearly understand the values that we are teaching, we have chosen a set of specific values that we will teach the children explicitly.
Each half term we will introduce and look in depth at a specific value, bringing it into all we do. This will allow our children to recognise key values, understand how they are displayed in themselves and others and support their understanding as to what is important to their own family and to others. During the half term by referring back to the values, children can begin to think about how to behave and respond to the situations they come across in life.
We also find that discussing values helps children to realise that whilst we may all have different beliefs and different cultures or ways of life, we actually share many of the values that we believe in.
To support this learning, we have a structured approach to assemblies, circle times and specific lessons that teach the values and encourage children to deepen their understanding of what the values mean to them. The chosen value also permeates through curriculum into other subjects that the children are learning.
A new value is introduced each half term during assembly time. The values selected support our ongoing use of SEAL (Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning) to promote good personal, social and emotional development.
Teaching and Learning about Values takes place in the following ways:
- By teachers explaining the meaning of the value
- By pupils reflecting on the value and what it means to them and their own behaviour.
- By pupils using the value to guide their own actions.
- By staff modelling the value through their own behaviour.
- By ensuring that values are taught implicitly through every aspect of the curriculum.
- By involving all staff, governors and parents in the values programme through newsletters which explain how school and home can work together to promote positive values.
The value that we teach form part of our social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and moral development of the whole child and support our ongoing work on developing and teaching children the core British Values. British Values and SMSC.
We believe that this approach to the teaching of core values enhances and underpins our key curriculum drivers of the prime areas of learning, as well as any academic achievements and successes of our children.
It is our values that help to shape how we behave, what we say and how we build relationships with others.
Our Values for 2020-21
Autumn 1 – Good Manners
Autumn 2 – Co-operation
Spring 1 – Perseverance
Spring 2 – Acceptance
Summer 1 – Keeping ourselves and others safe and healthy
Summer 2 – Courage
Our School Aims
Through our school values and school curriculum we will strive to meet our aims for every child.
- encourage all children to adopt safe and healthy lifestyles
- value and care for every child, teaching them to care for themselves, each other and the environment
- support every child to develop a positive self-image and good attitude to learning and work
- promote and ensure high standards of achievement and progress for all children
- provide challenge and pace at all levels
- nurture children’s spiritual, cultural and religious learning
- foster a love of communication, reading, writing, enquiry and problem solving
- encourage children to develop their creative and expressive skills and their aesthetic awareness
- encourage children to be physically active
- ensure a partnership with all parents in the interest of their children’s learning
- promote British Values to prepare our children for life in modern Britain