Our aim at Clehonger CE Primary School is to raise standards by promoting a school ethos which is underpinned by Core Values. These values support the development of the whole child as a reflective learner within a calm, caring, happy and purposeful atmosphere.
Our School Values ensure that every child will be well supported in an environment underpinned by Christian values, where they feel safe and secure, able to take risks and make mistakes, showing respect for one another and valuing difference. Every child’s unique qualities will be appreciated and nourished so that their potential is fully realised in a supportive Christian environment.
Each term we focus closely on one of our 12 values. We weave this value into all aspects of school life and share them in our daily language; they are important to staff and children. Children as young as four can explain why having resilience is important!
These values inform the school’s vision, aims and ethos, the design of curriculum, all policies, the planning for spiritual and moral development as well as the school’s management and governance.
One value is taken as a particular focus for each month to support the theme in Collective Worship. Every opportunity is taken to celebrate the outworking of these values in children’s behaviour, both in school and also in events taking place in the local and wider communities. Displays in the school building encourage children to reflect on aspects of the values which are pertinent at the time. As a school we have chosen the values that we think are important to our children.
Our core Values include: Courage, Friendship, Respect, Creativity, Responsibility, Helpfulness, Honesty, Love, Resilience, Kindness, Peace and Self-Control.
They are the basis for the social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and moral development of the whole child. We teach these directly through Collective Worship, assemblies and lessons; however, they also permeate the whole curriculum. We encourage children to consider these Values, and thereby to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to develop as reflective learners and grow to be stable, educated and civil adults.