Values

At Whitefriars we focus on a set of shared Values which help us to work with one another co-operatively and with respect. We learn the importance of friendship and unity, and how to approach life with positivity and hope. These Values make our school community happy and harmonious, a fun place, where children feel secure. Our Values are important to all pupils, staff and parents.

The whole staff team and all pupils are involved in promoting Values and recognising their positive effects around school. The Values have been selected by pupils and staff as Values which are important within the school community and which will be important throughout life.

We aim to:

How we do it

September

Positivity
• Focusing on solutions not problems
• Thinking about the next step rather than what went wrong

October

Tolerance
• Accepting ourselves
• Accepting others

November

Peace
• Respecting each other
• Acting with compassion
• Reflecting on your choices and actions

December

Resilience
• Moving forward positively after a problem
• Working together when things get tricky
• Trying hard not to give up or be negative

January

Democracy
• Taking part
• Listening to the views of others
• Helping make decisions
• Having an opinion

February

Love
• Giving compliments
• Doing things to make others happy
• Thanking people

March

Forgiveness
• Understanding the feelings of others
• Showing empathy

April

Freedom
• Remembering our rights and responsibilities
• Expressing yourself
• Encouraging others to express themselves

May

Honesty
• Telling the truth
• Speaking from the heart
• Accepting the consequences and facing them
• Doing what you say you will do

June

Humour
• Being cheerful if things are a bit tricky
• Enjoying a joke
• Making sure we laugh every day

July

Charity
• Thinking of people who are not as lucky as us
• Sharing what we have when we can
• Taking action to make a difference to other

September

Respect
• Being polite
• Considering the feelings of others
• Understanding that there is value in unexpected places

October

Unity
• Coming together as one
• Working together
• Remembering that two brains are better than one

November

Friendship
• Sharing with each other
• Helping others
• Looking after each othe

December

Responsibility
• Being reliable
• Being dependable
• Putting things right if there is a problem

January

Determination
• Never giving up
• Being happy when you are stuck
• Always wanting to learn something new

February

Thoughtfulness
• Thinking of others
• Being generous
• Making time to think

March

Appreciation
• Saying thank you and meaning it
• Recognising what others have done
• Letting someone know when they have done something good
• Looking for a positive in everything

April

Patience
• Not rushing
• Letting others go first
• Happily waiting for your go

May

Trust
• Being reliable
• Having confidence in others
• Giving people a chance

June

Harmony
• Striving for peace
• Working together
• Living happily with each other

July

Courage
• Being willing to confront difficult situations
• Carrying on when you find something hard
• Being strong when you are worried