Values

 

At Greenfield & Pulloxhill Academy we teach our children about values which help them to work with each other co-operatively and with respect.  They learn the importance of friendship and unity, we teach children to approach life with positivity and hope, and to show empathy and acceptance towards others. 

Values are principles, fundamental convictions or ideals that act as general guides to behaviour or as reference points in decision making. These values make our school community happy and harmonious, a fun place where children feel secure. Our Values are vital to how we live and work together in our families, school and the wider communities. They are also reflected in a respectful attitude to our physical environment and the other living creatures on our planet.

Values Education is an inclusive, community activity and not an imposition from one person or a pressure group.

The Programme

At the Academy every individual is valued for who they are and what they contribute to the schools.  The Values Education Programme is intended to support the personal, social and spiritual development of every pupil throughout the schools. The whole staff team and all pupils are involved in promoting values and recognising where others are ‘living the values’. The 21 values developed through the Values Education Programme have been carefully selected by pupils, parents, Governors and staff as values which are important within the school community and which will be important throughout life.


Aims

Through the Values Education Programme we aim to:

    • Improve behaviour and conduct by developing strong values within the pupils at the schools.
    • Develop pupils' understanding of what values are and why they are important in life.
    • Encourage children to ‘live the values’ in all aspects of their lives both in school and out.
    • Promote values to pupils in every aspect of school life.
    • Promote values in the way in which adults interact with each other and with pupils.
    • Display our school values and encourage all visitors to take account of them in their time in the school.
    • Encourage parents to support the programme at home by promoting the ‘value of the month’ to parents in newsletters.

 

Values Education Cycle for 2016- 2017 - click on the value to see the value's newsletter

2016

 

2017

 

JANUARY

Co-operation

JANUARY

Responsibility

FEBRUARY

Hope

FEBRUARY

Simplicity

MARCH

Forgiveness

MARCH

Courage

APRIL

Trust

APRIL

Patience

MAY

Honesty

MAY

Unity

JUNE

Tolerance

JUNE

Appreciation

JULY

Joy

JULY

Freedom

SEPTEMBER

Respect

SEPTEMBER

Respect

OCTOBER

Love

OCTOBER

Friendship

NOVEMBER

Peace

NOVEMBER

Understanding

DECEMBER

Humility

DECEMBER

Sharing

British Values

We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the academy. Our daily collective worship focusses on our Value of the month.  Click here to see Greenfield & Pulloxhill British Values Statement