The sky's not the limit - it's only the beginning.
We are extremely fortunate to have a link with the Red Arrows who inspire us daily. Our school vision is:
The sky is not the limit - it is only the beginning.
We have six School Values, which we focus on each half term during our whole school Values assemblies, class assemblies and PSHE curriculum. We award class, 'Dojos' and weekly certificates.
Autumn 1 - Friendship
Autumn 2 - Determination
Spring 1 - Kindness
Spring 2 - Respect
Summer 1 - Love
Summer 2 - Independence
At Kinderley, the five British values: Democracy, The rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of different Faiths and Beliefs are embedded in our school values, across the curriculum and every aspect of school life as follows:
Democracy - The children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. Classes hold annual elections to select school council members. The school council meets regularly to discuss issues raised by the children. Subject Leaders conduct pupil voice discussions termly to find out what the children think about each curriculum subject. In lessons, children are encouraged to discuss their viewpoints and to make decisions as a group.
The Rule of Law - The children are taught the value and reasons behind laws - the they govern and protect us. The responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. The Kinderley class charter sets out expected behaviour and associated rights in each class. Circle time is used as an opportunity to discuss difficult situations that benefit from whole class discussion. The school has good links with the Police and fire service who visit and help reinforce the Rule of Law and educate children on ways to keep themselves safe.
Individual Liberty - Within school, the children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school, we provide boundaries for pupils to make choices, through provision of a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils ae encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example with Online safety.
Mutual Respect - Children learn that their behaviour has an impact on their rights and those of others. There are many opportunities through the curriculum to work in collaboration with others in their class, across the school and with other schools at sport, music, reading or other opportunities. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.
Tolerance of those of different Faiths and Beliefs - Within our school, we constantly promote tolerance towards others from different backgrounds, cultures, languages, faiths and beliefs. Our RE and PSHE curriculum reinforce our commitment to towards a tolerant society. We explore similarities between religions and cultures.
At Kinderley, we will actively challenge pupils, staff, parents or anyone in the school community expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including 'extremist' views.
Working in partnership with parents, carers and governors