Values-based education

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The school's values-based approach is central to the school's ethos. Throughout the curriculum, pupils are encouraged to become confident discoverers, explorers and creators who live the school's values, such as honesty, excellence, cooperation, courage, inspiration and friendship.

Ofsted, 2017


Our values-based provision aims to:

  • improve behaviour and conduct by developing strong values within and amongst our pupils
  • develop pupils’ understanding of what values are and why they are important in life
  • encourage children to ‘live the values’ in all aspects of their lives, both in and out of school
  • promote values to pupils in every aspect of school life
  • promote values in the way in which adults interact with each other and with pupils
  • display our school values and encourage all visitors to take account of them during their time in our school
  • encourage parents and carers to support the Programme at home

Values-based education policy


Values Champions

Every Monday, Mr Scott chooses Values Champions at our weekly Achievement Assembly.

Our Values Champions are those children who have been recognised as ‘living our values’ in all aspects of their life, both in and out of school. Children become Values Champions based on nominations from others.

All of our Values Champions receive a special certificate and a badge which they wear with pride.


External recognition of our values-based provision

Since 2012, Someries Infant and Nursery school has been on a values-based journey, a journey which has seen our twelve values underpin the life and work of our school. As a result of our journey we were successfully awarded the International Values-based Trust’s quality mark as a values-based school in January 2016.

After spending a full day in our school experiencing lessons, playtime, lunchtime, talking with staff, parents and carers, governors and pupils, our assessor, Dr. Neil Hawkes, concluded that we are an outstanding values-based school and praised many aspects of our work.