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Values

‚ÄčThe Values Curriculum at Windmill

At Windmill school we put Values at the centre of all we do

Here we are committed to a programme which helps children explore values and as a testament to our outstanding work in this sphere we have been awarded the Quality Mark in Values Education in 2009, 2012 and most recently 2016.

Through this we hope to engage staff, children and parents in debate about what kind of people we want to be and the kind of world we want to live in.

Values at Windmill are developed and explored in a variety of ways, some formal and some informal.

We have a two year cycle where each month we focus on a different value, such as respect, co-operation, honesty and patience. The new value for each month is introduced in assembly and then explored from various aspects throughout the rest of the month via stories, plays, personal recount, examples of good role modelling in school and children's shared experiences.

The next layer is the discussion, teaching and reinforcement of the value in allocated class teaching time.

Children are also introduced to the idea of Reflection Time. This is a short time in which to be still and focus on one's inner self. In assembly this will be the time in which one can reflect on the message heard or on what the Value means to the individual. In class this can be used as part of a quiet assembly time or PHSE activity, or simply as a re-focussing time after a busier session.

A copy of our Values Policy is available in the school office which you are welcome to read.

Values: 2 year cycle

Be ready, be safe, be respectful- to run through all values through class promises.

Interlink with growth mindset: positivity and Resilience

                                                                                                                                           

                                                     2021-2022                                    2020-2021

September

                                     Unity                                       

Responsibility

October

                                   Honesty

Generosity 

November

                                   Freedom

Peace

December

                               Appreciation

Love

January

                                     Hope

Co-operation

February

                                  Courage

Happiness

March

                                  Patience

Thoughtfulness

April

                               Selflessness

Empathy

May

                               Excellence

Kindness

June

                                Equality

Acceptance

July

                                 Friendship

Trust