"Truly excellent values newsletter. Well done, brilliant leadership"
Parent comment after reading our Respect newsletter.
We are working together as a school community to embed a 'values based' focus to the curriculum. Dr Neil Hawkes, the founder of Values Based Education, delivered a whole day's INSET training to the whole staff, governors and a group of parents in October 2014 and inspired everyone. We then hosted parent workshops and assemblies so that as a community we created our own set of values. The school has embarked upon a 2 year journey of deep exploration of these values, focusing on a specific one each month and building an 'ethical vocabulary' upon which to refer throughout each day - both at home and at school.
Each value is introduced in a Monday morning assembly and is then followed up by an activity in class. We also send a values newsletter home.