Values

At Kingfield we believe that a strong set of core values creates a positive ethos where children are encouraged to be successful, confident and responsible citizens who lead fullfilling lives.

Values-based schools seek to promote an educational philosophy based on valuing self, others and the environment through the consideration of an ethical values vocabulary.

Values are principles that guide behaviour. At Kingfield, adults are encouraged to model values and to give time for reflective practices. We believe that this empowers individuals to be effective learners and good citizens. After every break time, each class has 'Just A Minute', which is where the children do some relaxation techniques, while listening to calming music.

Our Values Based Education philosophy underpins our work to actively promote fundamental British Values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures.  A rounded programme of assemblies and events promote children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, enabling them to develop their own moral and ethical compass to guide what is right and what is wrong.

 

Children who show our school values around school are rewarded with a special Head Teachers award or for playtimes a Blue card.

HT Values award.pdf

Playtime Blue Cards

 

We focus on a 'Value a Month' in our assemblies and and we ask you to support our work on each value at home.

 

 

September

Respect 

October

Equality

November

Peace 

December

Compassion

January

Optimism

February

Trust

March

Courage

April

Wisdom

May

Beauty

June

Community

July

Participation

 

 

 

British Values

How Kingfield promote British Values

At Kingfield our school vision and our values underpin what we aim to achieve as a school for all our pupils. Our curriculum and our extra-curricular activities provide rich and challenging learning experiences which develop many different skills and abilities for children throughout their time at our school and beyond into their future as citizens, to prepare them to live in our wonderfully diverse world.

As a staff we believe that our revised whole school curriculum as part of the DFE (Department for Education)  requirements for September 2014; meets the DFE requirements for schools to ‘promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with faiths and beliefs’. Embedded into our school ethos we actively encourage our whole school community to respect other people with particular regards to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.

Here are some examples of how we do this…

Value

For pupils

For the wider community

Democracy

PSHE, School Council, House Captains, Pupil Questionnaires (Homework, End of Year, Safety), Playground Leaders, Learnt about the General Election, Visiting Councillor, Voting as a class or small groups, Ancient Greeks, Tudors and Victorians, Taking turns, sharing and working collaboratively..

Parent Survey

Governor Elections

PTA Meetings

Parent Voice

The Rule of Law

Behaviour Policy, Assemblies reinforcing school rules and our values and the reason for them, links with the community police, working with the local authority, School/Class/Playground Charter, Golden Rules, Y6 Topic (Crime Crawls Across the Capital), Red and Blue cards, Rights and Responsibilities, Restorative approach, Junior Citizens, WW2 Topic in Y6.

Home School Agreement

Abiding by the law i.e. no smoking site

DBS checks

Individual Liberty

Pupils making choices within the safe and secure school environment, children having time to reflect upon their individual choices.  Pupils encouraged to know, understand and exercise their individual rights and responsibilities and advised how to use these safely, such as e-safety PSHE sessions, anti-bullying week, Values,   safe environment to share opinions/ideas/answers, encourage risk taking, explaining and talking about their experiences, using rights and values language, reflect/celebrate differences, Debates, free to have different opinions. Right to be heard and a responsibility to listen to others.

E safety parents

Sex and Relationship Meetings

Making parents aware of Health and Safety issues

Involvement with the charities we support each year

Mutual Respect

As a school with a very strong and embedded set of school values, our children learn that their behaviours have an effect on the rights of others and all members of our school community treat each other with respect. Celebrate the achievements of all pupils.

Physical Education: promotion of the concept of 'fair play', following and developing rules, inclusion, celebrating and rewarding success, being magnanimous in defeat and participation in activities that promote kinship and affiliation with others. Restorative Approach.

Parenting Workshops

Variety of clubs

E safety training for parents

Sharing skills and knowledge of different faiths

Woking festival

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Celebrations of different faiths and cultural beliefs, inviting members of the school community to share their knowledge to enhance learning within the class in school, visits to and from different religious groups.

Religious Education: Gaining a greater understanding of religious diversity and practices, which covers key religions represented in the UK.  Planning for the subject is directed by the 'Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) - Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education'.

Celebrate cultural festivals, opportunities to share beliefs, Diwali Parade, Black History Month, SEALS scheme of work, Debates, Chinese Teachers visit.

Opportunities for parents to come and help during different events and cultures

Rights Respecting Schools Award

Why the Rights Respecting School Award? 

 The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is based on an analysis of what children need in order to thrive. These needs can be grouped into four categories:

 To survive as a fit and healthy person

  • To be protected from harm and abuse
  • To develop physically, mentally and socially
  • To participate as an active citizen

 We have a RECOGNITION OF COMMITMENT

The award recognises achievement under the following four aspects of school life:

  • Leadership and management for embedding the values of the UNCRC in the life of the school
  • Knowledge and understanding of CRC
  • Classroom climate and culture: rights-respecting classroom
  • Pupils actively participate in decision-making throughout the school

Some of the Articles of CRC:

Article 12: Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.

Article 13: Every child must be free to say what they think and to seek and receive information of any kind as long as it is within the law.

Article 28: Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free.  Secondary education must be available to every child.  Discipline in schools must respect children’s human dignity.  Wealthy countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.  It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment

UNICEF UK believes that the principles and values of the CRC should be embedded in the ethos and curriculum of every school.  This is the purpose of the Rights Respecting School Award.

UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) provides a framework to help schools to use CRC as the basis for their ethos.  In a rights respecting school, children learn about their rights and the responsibilities that are implied.  Children learn to associate rights with needs and distinguish between their rights and ‘wants’.  They learn that if they have rights, they need to respect the rights of others.