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Featherstone Primary School is a Values-based school. In order to give our children the opportunity to thrive socially, morally, personally and culturally, we underpin our practice with eleven carefully-chosen Values. Our eleven Values help to build the children's character education.

In choosing our Values, we consulted with children, parents, all staff and governors to ensure that the final Values reflected the needs of our children.

Each Value is studied in-depth during one month: it is introduced and worked upon in-class and then consolidated and extended in Key Stage Collective Worship. The Values are not just taught in ‘one off’ lessons, although they do have dedicated Curriculum time during Healthy Mind, Healthy Body lessons (HMHB), they are linked throughout the curriculum, especially through PSHE and RE. Values can also be seen in everyday events and goings-on in school. They are not just studied; they are lived in classrooms, corridors, on the playground and in the dinner hall.

Our eleven Values are studied in each and every year group so that, by the time children leave at the end of Year Six, they have a thorough understanding of the eleven Values that we feel build good, whole children, who can go out into the world and genuinely make it a better place.

In actively teaching and promoting our Values, we aim for our children to develop into well-rounded individuals who care for themselves, others and society. Our eleven Values are:

Month Value
September Respect
October Diversity 
November Friendliness
December Honesty
January Self-discipline
February Trust
March Co-operation
April Patience
May Self-belief
June Courtesy
July Aspiration

These eleven values complement the work that we complete on the Fundamental British Values (also taught through HMHB). In school, excellent role models, known as 'Values Ambassadors,' also shape our Values work and have an input into what the Values should be like in school. 

Here are our 'Character Education Skills Ladders,' written by our Values Ambassadors, that help children live their lives by Values in each of the year groups. We are working on the final few.

Respect Character Education Skills Ladders

Diversity Character Education Skills Ladders

Friendliness Character Education Skills Ladders

Honesty Character Education Skills Ladders

Self-discipline Character Education Skills Ladders

Trust Character Education Skills Ladders

Co-operation Character Education Skills Ladders

Patience Character Education Skills Ladders

Self-belief Character Education Skills Ladders - In progress with Values Ambassadors!

Courtesy Character Education Skills Ladders - In progress with Values Ambassadors!

Aspiration Character Education Skills Ladders - In progress with Values Ambassadors!