#KINDNESS #CONFIDENCE #HONESTY #COURAGE
Values are central to our ethos and learning at Coleshill Heath School.
Our core values are lived everyday of our school life by everyone in the school.
"If we didn't have #KINDNESS then we wouldn't have friends because it is important to be a good person."
Be caring to others
Take turns and share
Play with others if they are lonely
Hold the door open and be polite
Help others on the playground
"#CONFIDENCE helps you to be yourself and be proud of who you are, no matter what anyone else thinks."
Be proud of who you are
Try something new
Give someone a compliment
Share your ideas
Persevere through a challenge
Speak out and join in
"If you keep on telling lies but then suddenly you tell the truth, people won't believe you. #HONESTY is about being true to yourself and others around you."
Be true to yourself
Admit when you are wrong
Share opinions with care
Take responsibility for your actions
Ask for help whenever you need it
Tell the truth even if you are worried
"#COURAGE helps you to keep going even when you find things hard."
Be brave in your own way
Take a risk and have a go!
Try a chance to shine
Make the positive choice
Encourage others who need support
Try again if you find it hard
Our philosophy underpins our work to actively promote fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures. A rounded programme of assemblies and events promote children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, enabling them to develop their own moral and ethical compass to guide what is right and what is wrong. Developing their ability to be reflective learners.
To deepen our core values our School Parliament has chosen a value of the month for each month.
As with other values we want the children think about the choices they make and how by making the right choice we can work in a calm, respectful and positive environment and all be successful.
C.H.S. Values of the Month
|Jump to it January||Positivity|
|Friendship February||Love and compassion|
|Mindful March||Open mindedness|
|Ambitious April||Dedication and risk taking|
|Motivational May||Perseverance and enthusiasm|
|Joined up June||Loyalty and teamwork|
|Self- love September||Spirituality|
|Diversity December||Generosity and community|
Jump to it January!
Dear Parents and Carers.
Our School Parliament have chosen ‘positivity’ as the focus value for January.
For children, learning to develop a positive mindset can mean that many aspects of life are much easier. There are many challenges that children face in their development, from anxiety to confusion about daily life. Having a strong and resilient, positive mindset can help children to combat these things.
For children to process their emotions and develop emotional intelligence, they often need to be guided on the road to positivity.
Positive thinking is when the state of mind can look at things constructively and grow from a negative event. Negative thoughts aren’t bad but they need to be handled in the right way.
Our Values assembly this month and discussions in class will explore what positivity is, times when it has been hard to be positive, and how positivity can be developed.
Dear Parents and Carers.
Our School Parliament have chosen the focus values ‘Generosity and Community’ for December:
Building on last month’s core value of selflessness we move into exploring and developing generosity and community.
What is ‘generosity’? Generosity is the desire to give what you have to others. Generous people are not selfish. They want to help those in need and are always willing to share. By combining this with growing an awareness of the wider community we live in, children learn that they are ‘stakeholders’ in it too. That they can be concerned and look out for others.
Our Values assembly this month and discussions in class will explore what generosity and community are, why they are important, and how we can all contribute to the community that we live in.
Our School Parliament has chosen the focus value ‘selflessness’ for November.
What is ‘selflessness?’ Selflessness is a concern more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own.
Selflessness is nurtured and grown through kindness and empathy, understanding what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes and encouraging children to verbalise this. Sharing and co-operation are also significant aspects of selflessness. Importantly, the balance between concern for your own needs and the needs of others has to be addressed.
Our Values assembly this month and discussions in class will explore what selflessness is, why it is important, and how we can recognise and develop kindness, empathy and a sense of humanity.
Our School Parliament have chosen the focus value ‘Hope’ for October.
What is ‘hope’? Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.
Hope is one of the most important values that children can develop. Children who understand the value of hope will be less likely to lose faith or give up. When the going gets tough, they won’t allow themselves to be overcome by discouragement.
Children who have hope are happier and more satisfied with life. In fact, they even do better at school and maintain better social relationships.
On the other hand, children who are lacking in this value are less likely to meet their goals. They may have poorer relationships and feel powerless.
Children who are hopeful are those who believe they can find ways to meet their objectives.
Our Values assembly this month and discussions in class will explore what hope is, why it is important, how we can develop resilience and perseverance as well as ways of coping with frustration and disappointment.
Our School Parliament has chosen the focus value for September: ‘Spirituality’.
What is ‘Spirituality’? It is very difficult to put into words what ‘spirituality’ actually is because it is a very personal experience. It differs from person to person, and often spirituality changes within people during their lifetime. Spirituality is not the same as having a religion or faith; a person can be spiritual without having a particular faith.
Spirituality is not something we can see; it is something we feel inside ourselves. It is about awe and wonder, asking questions, inspiration and being aware of something ‘bigger’ outside of ourselves.
The language we use to define spirituality is not especially child-friendly, so when talking to children about it we will refer to:
- A sense of awe and wonder
- Care for nature and living things
- Wanting to love and to be loved by people
- Being a part of the world
Our Values assembly this month and discussions in class will explore what spirituality is, why it is important and how it can be developed with self-control and mindfulness.