Here at Parklands Primary School, we believe in embedding our key school values within all aspects of school life. These core values are upheld, celebrated and promoted by all stakeholders. As a school, we strive to build strong partnerships with the local community, to ensure that every child has a mutual respect and tolerance of the many different faiths and beliefs within our society. We are committed to providing our pupils with the experiences and understanding, to ensure that they will make a positive contribution to life in Britain.
We have 6 key values that we focus on in school. These are:
Each small term, we focus on one specific value in order to fully understand what the value represents, and enable our children to show it during their day at school. Those who show the value well receive a values sticker from their teacher to show what excellent value role models they are.
Children are rewarded regularly for showing the school values throughout the day, in lessons, as well as at play and lunchtimes too. This can be through verbal recognition, stickers or by earning a values token.
The tokens get added to class jars, which the children receive whole class rewards for once they reach a certain level. This promotes a team approach to all children demonstrating our school values and results in some wonderful rewards, such as additional playtimes, special sports events or even a class pizza party!
Both our KS1 and our KS2 children have reward systems linked to the school values.
When children have achieved something extraordinary within a value (in or out of school, such as demonstrating that value in school exceptionally well for a sustained period of time, or achieving something extraordinary outside of school, such as doing something special to raise money for charity), they can achieve a values certificate, in KS1 or a values badge, in KS2. The badge is linked to the colour of their value. Wearing this on their tie would show that they are a fantastic role model in that value. Once pupils have gained all of the 6 value badges, they would then achieve a gold values badge to show that they embody all of the school values.
Our aim is that most children can achieve all of their values badges by the time they finish KS2 at the school.
The values and their colours are shown below:
Furthermore, at the beginning of each academic year, a boy and a girl from each class in KS2 who have demonstrated their values all year are rewarded with a golden tie to wear for that academic year. Wearing a golden tie is a remarkable achievement, and really symbolises what excellent values role models those children are!