At Beech Hill we focus on a set of shared values which help us to work with one another co-operatively and with respect. We learn the importance of friendship and unity, and how to approach life with positivity and hope. These values make our school community happy and harmonious, a fun place, where children feel secure. Our Values are important to all pupils, staff and parents.
The whole staff team and all pupils are involved in promoting values and recognising their positive effects around school.
We aim to:
• Develop pupils’ understanding of what values are and why they are important in life.
• Encourage children to refer to the school’s shared values when making choices.
• Use the values of the school when solving conflict situations.
• Display and share our school values and encourage all visitors to take account of them in their time in the school.
• Encourage parents to support the school’s values by promoting the ‘values of the month’ at home.
• Promote positive behaviour choices by developing strong values within the pupils at the school.
How we do it
• Our Values approach consists of two sets of 11 values over a year.
• Each fortnight a new value is introduced through an explicit values lesson in each class, and the full set of values is displayed in each classroom.
• Further understanding of the value in the context of the school and the wider community is explored and celebrated through assemblies and through the value being promoted by all staff in every aspect of school life.
• Assembly themes will be predominantly values based
• Circle time and PHSE lessons will be further opportunities to discuss and promote values within each classroom with informal opportunities being utilised whenever possible, e.g. playtime.
• Our Values are shared and displayed on notice boards, on display in the halls and within each classroom. They are also visible on the school website and on our welcome screens.