Our School Values
The long term legacy of the teaching team at Preston will be the personal values that our pupils take to High School and beyond. Passing exams is important in life, but needs to be complimented by a set of personal values that enable one to flourish in the workplace, in the community and in the family.
Our whole school work on our school values helps us to move ever closer to our vision for Preston Primary.
Our Vision: An outstanding coastal school known for an innovative curriculum, that delivers excellent outcomes for children.
We have six values. One for each half term within the year. Enabling children to focus on one value and discuss it in depth. Our assemblies are based on stories that encourage discussion on our current learning value.
The teaching team have created our list of values together. They felt one per half term was a good model. Therefore we can integrate the value into planning, assemblies, visitors to the school and class discussions.
The six values we have decided upon are:
This is the order we will run with through the year. September starts with discussions surrounding Respect. This links in well with being in a new class and ascertaining class rules. At the start of every half term our current Value will be updated in the school newsletters, this will enable parents to discuss our Values with their child at home.
Upholding British Values
At Preston Primary School we also uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach the British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.
Preston Primary School uses opportunities to actively promote British Values through our daily assemblies and whole school systems and structures such as electing and running a successful School Council. We also actively promote the British values through ensuring that our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values. Actively promoting British Values also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.