At Parkside Primary School, we believe that all children have the right to the very best education. Our aim is to provide this by ensuring that our seven core values, alongside our motto, underpin everything we do. These values support the development of the whole child as a reflective learner within a calm, caring, happy and purposeful atmosphere.
Our seven values include:
The values are, at times, addressed directly through lessons and assemblies but they also permeate the whole curriculum. They are the basis for the social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and moral development of the whole child. At Parkside, we encourage children to consider these values daily and demonstrate them throughout their entire Parkside adventure. These values are a part of our everyday school life.
Teaching and Learning about our seven values takes place in the following ways:
Ø By teachers explaining the meaning of each value – through circle time and focused discussions
Ø By pupils reflecting on the value and what it means to them and their own behaviour
Ø By pupils using the value to guide their own actions
Ø By staff modelling the values through their own behaviour
Ø By ensuring values are taught implicitly through every aspect of the curriculum
Ø By rewarding children who are demonstrating these values daily – catching them in the act and praising straight away
The success of our Parkside Values is evident in the school’s positive ethos and in the personal qualities that pupils display around the school environment, as well as the wider community.