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Values

Traditional Christian Values

Eardisley CE Primary School is a Christian values-based school and these values underpin all that we do.

This approach enables children to discuss, explore and reflect upon those values we live by which make us thoughtful, caring and responsible citizens. We explore each Christian value month by month during our assemblies and lessons. Through this our children develop an understanding of themselves and their behaviour and are helped to realise how their actions affect others.

This year, the School Council has chosen the following Christian values for us to reflect upon as a school in conjunction with our British values:

Christian Values  British Values 
September 2018 Care Democracy & Respect
October 2018 Respect Respect for law & tolerance of other faiths
November 2018 Generosity Democracy
December 2018 Unity Mutual Respect & Tolerance
January 2019 Quality Individual Liberty
February 2019 Grace Tolerance & Democracy
March 2019 Empathy Tolerance
April 2019 Belief Rule of Law
May 2019 Friendship Tolerance
June 2019 Hope Democracy
July 2019 Resilience All British Values

 

Our Christian values-based approach encourages commitment, effort and high standards in all that we do. These virtues are reflected in all that Eardisley CE Primary School stands for. They have been translated by the School Council to form our school values for living and learning.

BRITISH VALUES

Eardisley CE Primary School: Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain – Evidence and Impact

At Eardisley CE Primary School we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through our Christian Values-based philosophy that infuses the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, SMSC, PSHE, Citizenship and Philosophy lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.

The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, residential visits to London and outdoor centres and through visiting speakers from other denominations and groups. Their strong-rooted values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.

Please see also: School Self Evaluation

SIAMS Self Evaluation

School Curriculum Policies, including policy for Values-based Education

Previous OSFTED and SIAMS reports

 

 

British Value Statement Evidence Impact
Mutual Respect and the Tolerance of those with different Faiths and Beliefs  Respect is a fundamental school value, around which pivots mush of the work of the school. We pay explicit attention to this as part of our RE, PHSE, and SMSC curriculum.

Respect is a school value that is discussed deeply, starting with self-respect and covering respect for family, friends, and other groups; the world and its people; and the environment.

Records of P4C sessions

Collective Worship planning and outcomes file.

RE curriculum

RE planning and work books.

Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning

School Values

Children can articulate why respect is important; how they show respect to others and how they feel about it for themselves.

Children’s behaviour demonstrates their good understanding of this value in action.

Children are able to talk about the different faiths and cultures they learn about, ask questions and show tolerance and respect for others of different faiths and religions.

Democracy The children at EPS see democracy borne out in a whole variety of ways and see this as being an essential component of successful team working.

Democracy is a school value that children meet when discussing respect and fairness.

School Council minutes and records

Records of P4C sessions

Collective Worship planning and outcomes file.

RE planning and work books.

Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning

School Values

Children are able to work co-operatively in pairs and groups as well as in whole class situations. They understand about turn taking and respecting the views of others. Children in KS2 in particular are able to use the language of respect, e.g. I agree with/ I don’t agree with…’ through their philosophy training.
Rule of Law The children at EPS are familiar with this concept through the strong Christian values-based philosophy that infuses the entire work of the school. They are familiar with the concept too through the discussion of our Christian values and, in RE lesson, the idea that different religions have guiding principles.

Children are used to debating and discussing laws/rules and their application. Children are familiar with the local police who take assemblies and talk to them informally.

Class Rules

School Code of Conduct/Learning Behaviours

School Values

PSHE/Citizenship  lessons on the role of law and parliament (see visit from Bill Wiggins, MP)

School Council minutes and records

Records of P4C sessions

Collective Worship planning and outcomes file.

RE planning and work books.

Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning

School Values

 

Children are able to articulate how and why we need to behave in school and demonstrate they understand and can abide by these.

They are able to discuss and debate philosophical issues in relation to these.

Individual Liberty Our Christian Values-based discussions and acts of worship begin with discussion about the self, e.g. self –respect and self-worth in relation to the individual value so that children see that they are important in their own right. The philosophy of our teaching and learning places emphasis on the right to have our own thoughts and evidence-based views. Children are strongly encouraged to develop independence in learning and to think for themselves. Children understand about the importance of accepting responsibility and of their right to be heard in school.

They are consulted on many aspects of school life and demonstrate independence of thought and action.

 

 

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