Kingstone And Thruxton Primary School


Kingstone, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 9HJ


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 12 core Values which are addressed directly through lessons, assemblies and across the whole curriculum. Each half term 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 12  Values which change half termly, on a 2 year rolling programme.

  • Hope
    Believing you have both the will and the way to accomplish your goals, whatever they may be

  • Perseverance
    Involves staying with a task, even if it proves difficult.

  • Honesty
    A clear conscience. Being honest, being trustworthy.

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

  • Caring
    displaying kindness and concern for others
  • Responsibility
    Doing your share and accepting what is required of you.

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

  • Patience
    Being able to wait contentedly.

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

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

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


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

Month 2023-24 2022-23
Autumn 1 Responsibility Co-operation
Autumn 2 Tolerance Caring
Spring 1 Hope Patience
Spring 2 Peace Positivity
Summer 1 Honesty Friendship
Summer 2 Trust