A Values-based School
Here at Zouch, we are a values-based school. Values-based education is an approach to teaching that works with values. It creates a strong learning environment that enhances academic attainment and develops pupils’ social and relationship skills that last throughout their lives. We achieve a positive learning environment through the positive values modelled by staff throughout the school. This in turn equips our children with social and relationship skills, intelligences, and attitudes to succeed at school and throughout their lives.
Values are things we believe in that help us to make decisions about how to behave. They are the principles that guide our lives. Some commonly held values include thoughtfulness, respect, trust, love, friendship, and courage. In school, we explore many more values, a great deal of which overlap. We focus on a particular value each term, developing our own and our children’s understanding of how that particular value can impact and influence our lives, our behaviours, and our choices. We celebrate when values are demonstrated throughout the school in lessons and especially our weekly celebration assembly.
New School Values
This year we have refined and updated our school values to give children, staff, governors and parents a voice in our values. Our twelve new values will be followed from Sept 2021 with a focus on one value per term.
The response from the children, staff, parents and governors was fantastic! It is really important that all stakeholders get a say in what is our 'golden thread' which runs through every area of our school and curriculum.
It was amazing to see our Year 6 children analysing and organising the data we collected on values and representing it in so many ways during their Maths learning. They also supported me in writing the overviews for each value which you will see if you click on the individual links below. I would like to thank all of our Year 6 children in July 2021 who played a huge part in this refining process and I think this is a wonderful legacy for them to leave at Zouch on what has been a very challenging year.
Mrs Johnson, Principal