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Kingfield Primary School

'Be the best you can be'


Values at Kingfield 


At Kingfield Primary School our school ethos is at the heart of everything we do. We regularly consider our core values and how the school sustains an ethos, which supports the children as reflective learners whilst securing teaching and learning of high quality. We are very much aware that society is faced with enormously complicated problems, which can make growing up a difficult process.

As a school community, we believe the vision and ethos of the school should be based on a foundation of core values of:





These will at times be addressed directly through lessons and will permeate the whole curriculum. They are the basis for the social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and moral development of the child. We encourage pupils to consider these values, thereby developing knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to develop as reflective learners and grow to be stable, educated and civilised adults.

Children embrace the concepts of respect, resilience, empathy and reflection with enthusiasm and compassion, demonstrating a good understanding of these in their daily interactions.   The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a diverse experiences beyond our local community during which the above concepts are challenges and deeper understanding is enabled. Examples of enhancement activities include, sporting events, a range of visit/visitors, use of forest school and actively supporting local and national charities. Our values drive all that we do encouraging children to embrace difference and be respectful and tolerant of others.

School Values

September  - Respect             

October – Resilience

November – Empathy

December – Reflection

January – Respect

February – Resilience

March – Empathy

April – Reflection

May – Respect

June – Resilience

July – Empathy

Our Statement on British Values

Kingfield Primary School is committed to serving the local community and its surrounding areas. It recognises the multi cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom, and therefore those it serves. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalization by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

The school, as an inclusive establishment, accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including pupils of all faiths or none. It follows the policies outlined by its governing body regarding equal opportunities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. It seeks to serve all.

Schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ - Through their provision and actions in place, the school will, in an age appropriate manner, promote British Values to:

  • enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, 

How values link to behaviour

“This child doesn’t know how to behave.”

We do not judge or get angry with children when they come to school not able to read or write – we set about using our professional skills and experience, love and energy, to do everything in our power to ensure they learn those things. So why should it be any different if what the child needs to learn is about how to speak appropriately to an adult, or how to manage themselves when they feel upset or embarrassed? Why would we as an institution simply expect our pupils, coming from such challenged backgrounds in so very many cases, to know this stuff, and get angry with them when they didn’t? Surely, in the most fundamental way, if they don’t know ‘how to behave’, then it is our job, as teachers, to teach them?

 “We want to arrive at a world where kids don’t play up. But are we saying that we have arrived only when children don’t misbehave? Get real! Growing up is all about children learning to behave.” [Sir Alan Steer, Government Behaviour Tsar]

It’s about more than rules – it’s about making good choices

Children have got to have the ability to make decisions and choices themselves about the best way to behave in a situation. We will not always be there helping them to think it through. That is the key difference in our approach to values based learning; rules prescribe a set of appropriate/inappropriate context-specific behaviours (e.g. walk in the corridors), whereas values give a set of aspirational guidelines within which children must choose the right behaviour in any context (e.g. how do I need to move around the school if I am taking responsibility for myself and others?).

Experiences you should have while at Kingfield Primary School


Every child at Kingfield Primary School will encounter a range of learning experiences in their journey from Reception to Year 6. The school has produced a list of all these wonderful experiences they will enjoy.



At Kingfield our motivation comes from the desire for all of us to ‘Be the Best we can Be’.

At Kingfield we understand the responsibility we have as a school to support children in the development of life values. We have recognised that children need to be given the opportunity to understand that they have a choice in the way that they behave. Therefore we focus on 4 key values on a monthly cycle which we hope will inspire and develop positive values in our classrooms.

Why are they important?
Our values determine our thinking and behaviour. They are the principles or standards that act as the general guides to our behaviour. They are our beliefs about what is worthwhile, the ideals for which we strive. They help us to make decisions and evaluate our actions and those of others.

The table below shows how our values are developed throughout the school.

How Values are Taught

Values are taught through our Learning 4 Life curriculum.
This aims to help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
All Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum contributing fully to life in school and the community. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They also find out about the main political and social institutions that affect their lives and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of the community. They learn to understand and respect common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Mission Statement

We encourage all children to be…

successful learners who enjoy learning. Make progress and achieve;
confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives;
responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.


























British Values

Promoting British Values
The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to 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.”

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. At Kingfield these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Democracy is embedded within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our Junior Leadership Team and Pupil questionnaires. 

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; Fire Service; etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty:
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 safety, through of provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our online safety and learning 4 life lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect:
Our school ethos and behaviour policy revolves around ‘values’ such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what respect means and how it can be shown. The school promotes respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and Learning 4 Life. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.

Part of our vision at Kingfield is to prepare our children to become valued members of society. Promoting British Values enables children to develop a sense of community and begin to understand their responsibilities and role within it.