Values and Ethos
The Aims of King Edward Primary School are:
Excitement + Determination = Success
As pupils, parents, staff and governors we believe that school should be an exciting, fun and inspiring preparation for our futures. We value this friendly place where we enjoy our work and play, where we respect each other whatever our background, where we learn to be organised and follow a variety of creative activities.
We take pride in always doing our best because we are determined to learn. We enjoy being challenged and realise that we will continue to improve if we keep trying hard. We also value the opportunity to work and play at home. We know that, if we never give up, there is no limit to our future achievements.
We have high expectations and we work with our teachers, who know what we are good at and how to help us to improve. We want success in all our work and play, as individuals and in group, in and out of the classroom. High expectations will help us to learn in all our subjects. We love to visit places. We respect and care about the world we live in. We are proud of our school, our town and our country. We like to question and explore.
We support each other and we want to be rewarded for trying hard. We know that together, inspired, excited and determined, we will succeed.
British Values Statement
At King Edward Primary we recognise the multicultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role that schools play in promoting these values.
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated in 2014.
As a community we embrace the Government’s definition of British Values:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Respect for those with different faiths and beliefs
Examples of the ways that the various values are promoted include:
- Values are embedded within our whole school assembly themes each half term
- An active school council promote democracy and include all pupils in decisions made about their school
- Visitors from other countries and faiths, share their language and culture with pupils
- At school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment
Value of the half term
Each half term we consider a different value. Aspects of this value are introduced in our whole school assembly on Monday. Values are promoted in many different ways across the curriculum including:
- Key Stage assemblies where stories, images, events and music promote the values
- Thematic topic work including Religious Education lessons covering key religions represented in the UK, to promote understanding of religious diversity and practices
- PE lessons promoting the concept of ‘fair play’
- PSHE lessons and group sessions to develop mutual respect through social skills, turn taking and positive interactions