Values are what make us who we are. Values are the things that are important to us, the foundation of our lives. Our values show us the way. They are the compass guiding everything we do - our thinking, our decision making, our choices, ultimately our actions and behaviour and they influence our emotions.
Our Values-based education philosophy underpins our work. We use Education in Human Values (EHV) Programme as part of our PSHE curriculum. We follow the Five Universal Values: Right Conduct, Love, Peace, Truth and Non-Violence and many other related values. We also actively promote fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures.
We model values by putting values into action. Year 3 & 4 children in Skylarks have written a class poem ‘What Values Mean to Me’. We hope you will enjoy it.
What Values Mean to Me
Right Conduct means doing the right thing
Being nice, showing respect and apologising.
Behaving sensibly and helping each other,
Even if it’s not our own little brother!
Love is sharing and being happy to lend,
Caring for everyone and being a good friend.
Love is being thoughtful and helping out,
Showing others you like them, without any doubt.
Peace is harmony, getting on together
Time to relax and reflect, arguing never.
Feeling content, calm and happy,
But remembering to be quiet - not too chatty!
Truth is about honesty, owning up when you’re wrong
It is not about lying or breaking the rules all day long.
Always be honest when you’re in deep trouble
Or you might find yourself in a horrible muddle!
Non-Violence is not hurting, not fighting,
Thinking of others and how they are feeling.
No nasty words or comments are made
Including everyone, differences fade.
By Skylarks Class