Values Education

Putnoe 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. Our School Values support the development of the whole child.

The ethos of our school is built on a foundation of 11 core Values which are addressed directly through lessons, assemblies and across the whole curriculum. Each month 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. Parents are encouraged to develop the monthly Value at home and have the opportunity to nominate their child for displaying the Value.

The 11 Values are taught on a rolling programme, and are outlined below.

  • September: Persistency
  • October: Tolerance
  • November: Respect
  • December: Appreciation
  • January: Co-operation
  • February: Caring
  • March: Trust
  • April: Patience
  • May: Honesty
  • June: Politeness
  • July: Responsibility

We also have the monthly newsletter and homework tasks to help the children share the Value at home. Values champions are chosen each half term for consistently showing the values and the Values Award is given monthly within classes to celebrate children who have shown that month's value.

Our Values Policy can be downloaded below.

  1. Values Policy