Our three values: kindness, respect and compassion are at the heart of everything we do in school. They have been developed and are shared by the whole school community and are at the centre of what we believe within school. They permeate our daily work and interactions, relationships and decisions. With these values and our belief that we have a responsibility to “Be the Best that we can Be”, our children are helped to prepare for their lifelong learning journey.
Kind – Caring, sharing and looking after each other.
Kindness means thinking of someone else before yourself, putting someone else’s feelings first and acting in a manner which helps someone feel happy and valued.
Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Kindness means that you treat everyone the best that you can. No matter who they are or how you feel about them you treat them with fairness and respect. We might think of nice things to do and say all day but when we act, that is kindness. We believe that when you are kind to each other you fill your ‘bucket’ and the ‘bucket’ of the person you are being kind to. This creates a ripple effect and kindness spreads from one person to another.
Respect – Valuing everyone and everything and celebrating our differences
We believe respect involves taking responsibility for each other. Respect is speaking to and interacting with others in a courteous manner. It is about being honest, reliable and trustworthy. We want our whole school community to respect each other. The best way to teach respect is to show respect. When a child experiences respect, they know what it feels like and begin to understand how important it is. We regularly discuss how respecting someone does not mean that we always agree with the other person but that we are prepared to listen and share our views without rudeness or impatience.
Compassion – Caring deeply about the troubles of others that you do something to help.
Compassion is about putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, especially when they are having a difficult time. Compassion is trying your best to understand how people are feeling and then being pro-active in wanting to help where you can. We believe in listening and then acting with compassion.