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Values at Cradley CE Primary

 

At Cradley CE Primary, we have 22 Christian Values,chosen by the whole school community, which are embedded throughout our school life, including curricular, extra-curricular work and collective worship.  We have a value of the month and the themes of that value run through the month.  The values run on a two year cycle.

 

Months

Year One

Year Two

September

Patience

Friendship

October

Compassion

Freedom

November

Courage

Service

December

Peace

Thankfulness

January

Hope

Endurance

February

Love

Respect

March

Humility

Forgiveness

April

Trust

Responsibility

May

Reverence

Cooperation

June

Wisdom

Honesty

July

Creation

Koinonia

For 2016-2017 we are on Year One.


 

Learning Behaviours

Alongside our Values, sit our Learning Behaviours.  These seven key attributes of an effective learner were discussed and created in partnership with the children.  They reflect what Cradley children think that they need to do to be an effective learner.  The seven learning behaviours are:

  • Work co-operatively
  • Take a risk
  • Think Positively
  • Be Reflective
  • Be Independent
  • Be Persistent
  • Take a pride

 These learning behaviours are used in the classroom to support learning, are referenced in marking and are used to help celebrate children’s achievements.

 

   Take-a-Risk 
 Be-Positive  
 Be-Independent  

 

Promoting British Values at Cradley

The Department of Education have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and the values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year.  At Cradley these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

 


 

Democracy

Democracy is rife within the school.  Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard thorough our School Council and the pupil questionnaires.  The election of the School Council and Eco Committee are based solely on pupil votes.  Both of these organisations as well as the Sports Crew have the opportunity to influence school processes and procedures. Below is a photo of our school council.

 

 School-Council  School-Council-Display 

 


 

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through collective worship.  Pupils are taught the reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this gives and the consequences when laws are broken.  We are a very active school and use all our sporting opportunities to reinforce the importance of laws and rules.

 


 

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safety, through our provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

 

Fire-Station-Visit

 


 

Mutual Respect

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around Core Values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy.  The teachers lead by example, respecting the pupils and other members of staff. Below is a photo of tea with the Head.

 

Tea-with-the-Head

 


 

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.  Trips are regularly organized to different religious places of worship to aid tolerance and visitors are invited into school to support understanding, such as Buddhist monks.  We also support a school in Sierra Leone and are developing our link to a school in Tanzania.

 

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Value of the Month

SERVICE

 

The greatest among you will be your servant.

Matthew 23:11

 

Chosen by Mrs Jones, Deputy Head and Class 3 teacher

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to:

Nursery:

 Clem & Dexter

Class 1

 Amelia & Mya

Class 2

 Daniel & Sebastian

 Class 3

 Freddie J & Henry

 Class 4

 Chloe & Emil

Class 5

 Max & Lilly

All school children

Well done to all of you!

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