Ethos and Values at RPS
As a church school we believe in the importance of a values-led curriculum which puts good relationships and morals at the heart of our school community and continues to underpin the drive to improve standards. We feel that our strong focus on values supports our calm and purposeful school ethos and this is something our parents and visitors often comment on.
We have developed our core values over time since we introduced values education in September 2011. During this time our values have evolved through consultation with staff, governors, parents and children. They reflect our Christian foundation, and are linked with the teachings of the Bible.
In our latest review in September 2014 we agreed the following values, Appreciation, Caring, Co-operation, Courage, Forgiveness, Friendship, Happiness, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Love, Patience, Peace, Perseverance, Pride, Respect, Responsibility, Sharing, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance, Trust, Understanding, Togetherness. Every four weeks we focus on one value across the school. Children are given opportunities to explore these values in a range of contexts, such as during Collective Worship, in lessons, at lunchtimes, and after school clubs. We share together what the current value means for us in our daily lives.
We celebrate those children who have demonstrated the ability to live their values in school by adding their leaves to our ‘Values tree’ or by receiving a special values certificate.