Our Values

At Grainthorpe Junior School it is our aim to raise standards by promoting a school ethos which is underpinned by core values. These values support the development of the whole child as a reflective learner with a calm, caring and happy purposeful atmosphere.

Values based education is an approach to teaching that works with values. It creates a strong learning environment that enhances academic achievement and develops childrens’ social and relationship skills, that last throughout their lives. The positive learning environment is achieved through the positive values modelled by staff throughout the school. It quickly liberates teachers and children¬†from the stress of confrontational relationships, which frees up substantial teaching and learning time.

It also provides social capacity to children, equipping them with social intelligences, relationship skills and attitudes to succeed at school.

Rationale

At Grainthorpe Primary School we give regular thought to how values can be used to support the child as a reflective learner and promote quality teaching and learning. As a school community we believe that the ethos of our school should be built on the foundation of values.

Each month a different value is selected where pupils are actively encouraged to explore their understanding and apply this through their actions.

Cycle A 2017-2018

Cycle B 2018 - 2019

September

Friendship

Responsibility

October

Respect

Positivity

November

Determination

Courage

December

Sharing

Appreciation

January

Caring

Co-operation

February

Trust

Respect

March

Pride

Compassion

April

Resilience

Self-belief

May

Forgiveness

Endurance

June

Tolerance

Honesty

July

Loyalty

Loving