Gladstone is a Values school. Values Education lies at the heart of our Behaviour Policy. It provides a solid foundation enabling our pupils to make informed choices by reflecting, thinking and understanding. It also gives us a common vocabulary, which we all understand, helping us to deal with behavioural and emotional issues in a positive and supportive manner. Through a Values-based Education, a positive culture for teaching and learning is created which is based upon valuing ourselves, each other and the environment.
Values Word – At the beginning of each month the children are introduced to a new ‘value’ during our assembly. This word is then explained to the children and the assembly is based on the value of the month.
Classroom Values – All classrooms display our values to allow children to identify with the words and have a clear understanding of what they mean.
Values Award Ceremony – Each week children who have been nominated as Values Champions by their teacher for demonstrating consistently high ‘values’ are celebrated in our Values assembly. All our Values Champions receive a certificate and a special medal that they wear with pride. Their name is then entered into a draw to win a special Values prize.
Gladstone’s Values Tree – Our values tree is very important to us. It is displayed in the school hall alongside our vale of the month. Each week our Values Champions have their photograph placed on the tree for all the school to see.
We display the value of the month on our website and on our weekly newsletter to encourage home / school communication, this helps to engage you as parents with the learning which is happening at school. It also enables your children to talk about what values mean at home and bring their own opinions, thoughts and reflections into school to share with others.