Values Education at Joseph Turner Primary
At Joseph Turner Primary School, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) is explored through a number of agreed ‘values’ which underpin the ethos and work of our school.
Values are principles that drive behaviour. They influence our actions and attitude and become our framework for living. We have chosen to focus on a set of values to create a strong learning environment, enhancing academic attainment and self-motivation, developing pupils’ social and relationship skills and ensuring behaviour is calm and purposeful.
At Joseph Turner, we have a whole school ‘Value of the Month’ which is explored across the school through assemblies, values lessons and PSHE activities. Pupils begin to understand values through a combination of practice and direct teaching. Positive values are modelled by staff so that pupils learn how to recognise them and how people react to them. Through assemblies and class lessons and activities pupils learn how to apply and talk about values appropriately.
There are 11 Values which underpin the ethos of our school: