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Kingstone & Thruxton Primary School

Kingstone & Thruxton Primary School

Values Education

Kingstone and Thruxton Primary is a Values School; it is our Values that determine our thinking and behaviour. Through a Values-based Education, a positive culture for teaching and learning is created which is based upon valuing ourselves, each other and the environment through the consideration of core ethical principles that guide behaviour. Our School Values support the development of the whole child by enabling a secure sense of self, respect for others and underpin the raising of educational standards.

The ethos of our school is built on a foundation of 22 core Values which are addressed directly through lessons, assemblies and across the whole curriculum. Each month over a 2 year cycle we focus on a particular Value. We learn to understand what the Values looks like and how we can demonstrate the Value, in the way we behave, in our attitude towards each other and in our learning.

We feel that becoming a ‘Values Based School’ has been a great success. Since starting the programme, there has been a positive impact on improved pupils’ behaviour, attitudes and understanding which has been noted by parents, teachers and others outside the school. 

We have 22 Values which change monthly, on a 2 year rolling programme.

Hope
Beliving you have both the will and the way to accomplish your goals whatever they may be.

Thoughtfulness
Giving out a love for others

Freedom
Is having rights and responsibilities

Peace
External peace in the world around us, internal peace with ourselves.

Happiness
Lasting happiness is a state of contentment

Simplicity
Appreciating the simple things in life and putting others first with kindness without expectations and conditions.

Love
Wishing another person happiness and taking pleasure in their well-being. It is unconditional and unselfish.

Unity
Harmony within the group and appreciating each other.

Understanding
Understanding the feelings of others, why people behave as they do and understanding ourselves and our motives.

Courage
To do and stand up for what is right.

Co-operation
Working as a team and recognising the unique role of every individual.

Responsibility
Doing your share and accepting what is required of you.

Respect
Respecting one's self and accepting what is required of you.

Appreciation
Not taking things for granted

Perseverance
Not taking things for granted.

Kindness
Treating your neighbour as yourself. A kind person is helpful and has a generous attitude.

Caring
To care for our friends, family, pets and the envronment by our actions.

Tolerance
Accepting myself and others even when we make mistakes and accepting others and appreciating differences.

Trust
If you are trustworthy, you can be relied on to do the right thing.

Friendship
The only way to find a friend is to be one. Friendship is an act of giving to others.

Patience
Being able to wait contentedly.

Twenty Two values are covered over a two year cycle. Here is a brief overview of the cycle and each value:

Month Year A Year B
Sept Hope Co-operation
Oct Thoughtfulness Responsibility
Nov Freedom Respect
Dec Peace Appreciation
Jan Happiness Perseverance
Feb Simplicity Kindness
Mar Love Caring
Apr Unity Tolerance
May Honesty Trust
June Understanding Friendship
July Courage Patience

2016-17 is Year B of our two year cycle.