At Primrose Hill, we aim to maximise children’s achievement by removing barriers to learning through a varied and stimulating curriculum delivered in a safe, inclusive environment. We place great value on the development of children as individuals and on providing every child with the skills, knowledge and understanding, they need to develop into a well-rounded, informed citizen.
Social, moral and emotional issues are given a high profile. We believe that learning is most effective and lasting when it is enjoyed. Our school aims to produce happy, confident and curious learners. Our children’s many academic and non-academic successes affirm this work.
As a primary school, we believe we have a key role in combating discrimination and promoting fairness, justice and equality. We are a multicultural, secular school with an ethos of tolerance and respect for universal human rights. We are passionate about ensuring that our children own these values.
Primrose Hil Primary School has 24 values guiding children’s choices, learning and behaviours. All staff, children, families and visitors selected the values to represent our community values.
What does the word value mean to you? Values are principles that drive behaviour. They influence our actions and attitudes and become our framework for living. They influence our relationship with ourselves and others.
Child-friendly version: A value is something you think is essential, which helps you to think and make good choices and actions.
As school staff, volunteers and visitors, we focus on the following:
- showing unconditional positive regard for children and one another;
- being publicly upbeat and optimistic;
- valuing every adult working as a ‘teacher’;
- being role models – there are no bystanders; everyone has high expectations
Our values are in a two-year cycle:
What is values-based education?
Watch this video to hear Dr Neil Hawkes, an international consultant for values-based education, explaining the approach in schools.