Our Value for this Half Term is
At John Donne we have embedded our Values Education across the school. We have been very pleased with the impact this has had on everyone. All staff are expected to use implicit and explicit strategies to support the children’s developing understandings of each Value. Children are expected to show our values in their behaviour and recognise them in the behaviour of others, as they become familiar to them. They are encouraged to articulate their understandings, support each other and celebrate successes. Every half term we introduce a new value to all staff and children in an assembly followed by a Values day in each class when we enjoy activities designed to trigger early understandings. Further assemblies reinforce these understandings through examples. Also Values awards and badges are used to celebrate and display success. Our Newsletters aim to keep parents informed of our Values and give them opportunities to support their children at home.
All schools in England are required to be actively demonstrating the British Values; these are: -
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
They are integral to everything we do as a staff and at an age appropriate level with the children building upon them each year.