School Education Values
Value Based Education
Our School Motto - 'Dream, Believe, Achieve and Grow Together'
Prospect Hill Core Values
At Prospect Hill Infant & Nursery School we have 11 core values. We consider carefully what our School Values mean within our school and wider community. We think about how this may affect our behaviour, our approach to life and the impact on others.
Our Values are discussed within class and assembly times.
September – Friendship
November – Tolerance
December – Resilience
January – Positivity
February – Pride
March – Equality
April – Respect
May – Honesty
June – Trust
July - Responsibility
Our School follows the 6 Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning Themes each year
For the school year 2017/18 these are:
Autumn 1. - New Beginnings
Autumn 2. - Getting on and Falling Out
Spring 1. - Going for Goals
Spring 2. - Good to be Me
Summer 1. - Relationships
Summer 2. - Changes
How we celebrate British Values at Prospect Hill Infant and Nursery School
There is a weekly target linked to the core value of the month.
Each week a child who has demonstrated the core value is nominated
by every class teacher and this is celebrated in assembly on a Friday
Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. Mrs Wain one of our experienced Teaching Assistants, oversees the School Council. They meet regularly to discuss school issues raised in classes. Each class have two council representatives, one voted in by their class and one by the class teacher.
The Rule of Law
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.
Respect is our April core value. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. Our Behaviour Policy shows our basic belief in mutual respect. This is integral our classroom rules and is reinforced in day to day teaching and assemblies. All staff in school promote and demonstrate respect for others. Achievement is celebrated across the school, ie Marvellous Me messages and text messages, though our gallery section in the website and newsletters.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
We place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children in our school. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our RE and PSHE teaching reinforce this. Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs is promoted in RE as children gain a greater understanding of religious diversity and practices for those religions represented in the UK. One of our community links is with Christ Church in Worksop. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.
Our School Commitment
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Our aim is to:
Ensure that everyone is treated fairly and respectively
- Make our school a safe and secure place for everyone
- Recognise that people have different needs, and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them the same
- Ensuring that no-one experiences less favourable treatment of discrimination of:0
Age, disability, ethnicity, colour or national origin, gender identity (reassigned or plan to reassign), marital or civil partnership status, being pregnant or recently having had a baby, religion or belief, sexual identity and orientation.
- We recognise that some pupils need extra support to help them to achieve and be successful
- We try to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and are involved in our decisions, especially children, parent/carers and those of us who can be treated less favourably.
Our school motto is ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve and Grow Together’ and we aim to teach the values of friendship, cooperation, tolerance, resilience, positivity, pride, equality, respect, honesty, trust and responsibility.
Our duties are to:
- Promote community cohesion (under the Education and Inspections Act 2006)
- Eliminate discrimination, advance equality or opportunity and foster good relations (under the Equality Act 2010)
- We also recognise the importance of accelerating the progress of pupils from groups who are underachieving