A value is a principle which guides our thinking and our behaviour. They are things we believe in that help us to make decisions about how we behave and that help us to become good citizens in the future.
At Widnes Academy we believe that these values will also help to improve our pupils self-esteem, behaviour and ultimately enable them to be the best they can be.
We want our whole school community to work together and create a learning place we can all be proud of.
Our Thoughtbox PHSE curriculum helps to support the teaching of key values
We currently focus on 6 Core Values through Thoughtbox and these are:
Respect, Equality, Love, Trust, Responsibility and Kindness
To extend this further we have now expanded this in consultation with our pupils, staff, parents and governors to identify further Core Values which will underpin our curriculum moving forward.
These have been identified as:
Ambition, Honesty, Teamwork, Resilience, Focus and Curiosity
During the Spring Term we will focus on one of these each week so that the school community has a clear overview of our values. Moving forward we will then expand this further so that our chosen values permeate our curriculum and everytihng we do at Widnes Academy.
Aims of Values Education
To improve behaviour, conduct and self-confidence by developing strong values within pupils at Widnes Academy
Develop pupils understanding of what values are and why they are important in life
Promote values in the way in which adults interact with each other and with pupils
Encourage pupils to ‘live the values’ in all aspects of their lives both in school and out
Display our school values and encourage all visitors to take account of them in their time in school
Encourage parents to support at home by promoting our values to parents in newsletters and around school
Enable pupils to focus upon the positive aspects of themselves that they can value
To raise standards by promoting a school ethos which is underpinned by core values which support the development of the whole child