‘Working together to inspire, support, challenge and celebrate all our children.’
‘To strive constantly for excellence through the promotion of our agreed values.’
1. For all children to develop their self-knowledge, self-respect and self-confidence.
2. For all children to develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to question, discuss rationally and exercise clear judgement.
3. For all children to acquire values, attitudes, skills and knowledge relevant to modern life.
4. For all children to enjoy the best progress and achieve the highest possible standards.
5. For all children to develop respect and tolerance for others, other beliefs, faiths and religions, races and ways of life.
6. For all children to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding.
7. For all children to be safe, happy and to look back at our time together at Coltishall Primary School with the fondest of memories.
We have now achieved the Values Education Quality Mark – bravo to all the staff & pupils for their hard work!
Values based Education (VbE) is at the heart of learning. Through learning and choosing positive personal, social and moral values, children are better equipped to flourish personally, socially and academically.
As you are aware we have been a Values Based Education School for the past three years and it is something we are extremely proud of. We have worked hard to embed our chosen Values into daily routines, conversations and lessons so that the children became familiar with them, reflect on them and put them into practice.
It became apparent over time, that there were certain overlaps between some of the values. We also became aware that pupils were finding it difficult to remember twenty four separate values. So, through a process of surveys and consultation with all stakeholders; parents, staff, pupils, we have taken the decision to re-evaluate our values and the way in which we think about them.
Our consultation and research into different educational models has led us to focus on twelve values that together we considered most important, and to introduce 6 overarching learning dispositions.
The term 'learning dispositions', sometimes called 'habits of mind' refers to the way in which learners engage in and relate to the learning process. Learning dispositions affect how students approach learning and therefore the outcomes of their learning. Development of these dispositions is important for students in order that they develop a self-awareness of the way they learn and embed positive attitudes to learning, important if they are to be able to become lifelong learners.
Staff will be introducing the children to our new values structure this term and will be providing opportunities to become aware of and to practice the new learning dispositions.
Next to our new Values tree display in the front entrance, is a green post box. Nominations can be placed, for individuals who demonstrate our Values or learning dispositions. We welcome nominations from parents, staff and other children. There are forms provided next to the post box and this will be emptied on a Monday morning and 2 Values V.I.Ps will be drawn and celebrated in our whole school assembly. The children selected will have their photograph and nomination posted on the new display board and will be rewarded with certain privileges during the week. Others nominated will be mentioned on future newsletters.
We look forward to your support with the changes that we have made and getting involved in nominating children for our School Values and learning dispositions.