Here at St Nicholas' Primary School, we believe that Values based Education is at the heart of all learning, and as a result, we have embarked on a journey to become a Values based Education School.
The chosen values for our school are, in alphabetical order:
All maintained schools have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. At St Nicholas' Primary School we promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of our pupils and through this demonstrate our commitment to fostering fundamental British values.
Meeting requirements for collective worship, establishing a strong school ethos supported by effective relationships throughout the school, and providing relevant activities beyond the classroom are all ways we ensure pupils’ SMSC development. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.
The 2017 academic year began with our value of Unity. Throughout the week, we celebrate the diversity of our school with the 15th annual International Evening. The highlight of Unity week for many of us, was the once in a lifetime visit from the Massai Warrior tribe from Kenya.
This week, we will be exploring our value of Tolerance by hosting a school 'election'.
Throughout the week, we will be creating party manifestos, balancing budgets and setting up a campaign trail.
This year, we decided to hold our Perseverance Values Week during National Science Week. The theme of the week was 'changes' and every class was involved in lots of different scientific activities to demonstrate this.
Each class were given a well-known scientist to research and present on.
We were also visited by Science Oxford, who, as ever, created engaging and interactive workshops for all of our children.
During the week, we will be exploring the concept of 'Freedom'. We will be linking our value wit 'Black History Month'. Each class is being paired with a class from a different part of the school. Each set of classes will have a figure who has had a significant role in improving and fighting for equality and freedom. Look out our pieces of writing, art and anecdotes from our Philosophy for Children (P4C) sessions.
This week, we have been celebrating 'Appreciation Week'. We have explored the value of Appreciation through many different and exciting ways! The week concluded with an 'Appreciation Postman' delivering the appreciation cards that everyone in the class had made each other. You can see from the look on our faces, how special it was.