#KINDNESS   #CONFIDENCE   #HONESTY   #COURAGE

Values are central to our ethos and learning at Coleshill Heath School.

Our core values are lived everyday of our school life by everyone in the school.

"If we didn't have #KINDNESS then we wouldn't have friends because it is important to be a good person."

 

#KINDNESS

Smile

Be caring to others

Take turns and share

Play with others if they are lonely

Hold the door open and be polite

Help others on the playground

"#CONFIDENCE helps you to be yourself and be proud of who you are, no matter what anyone else thinks."

 

#CONFIDENCE

Be proud of who you are

Try something new

Give someone a compliment

Share your ideas

Persevere through a challenge

Speak out and join in

"If you keep on telling lies but then suddenly you tell the truth, people won't believe you. #HONESTY is about being true to yourself and others around you."

 

#HONESTY

Be true to yourself

Admit when you are wrong

Share opinions with care

Take responsibility for your actions

Ask for help whenever you need it

Tell the truth even if you are worried

"#COURAGE helps you to keep going even when you find things hard."

 

#COURAGE

Be brave in your own way

Take a risk and have a go!

Try a chance to shine

Make the positive choice

Encourage others who need support

Try again if you find it hard


Our philosophy underpins our work to actively promote fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures.  A rounded programme of assemblies and events promote children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, enabling them to develop their own moral and ethical compass to guide what is right and what is wrong. Developing their ability to be reflective learners.

To deepen our core values our School Parliament has chosen a value of the month for each month.

As with other values we want the children think about the choices they make and how by making the right choice we can work in a calm, respectful and positive environment and all be successful.

C.H.S. Values of the Month

Month Values
Jump to it January Positivity
Friendship February Love and compassion
Mindful March Open mindedness
Ambitious April Dedication and risk taking
Motivational May Perseverance and enthusiasm
Joined up June Loyalty and teamwork
Joyful July Trust
Self- love September Spirituality
Optimistic October Hope
Noble November Selflessness
Diversity December Generosity and community

 

Our School Parliament have chosen the focus value ‘Hope’ for October.

What is ‘hope’? Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.

Hope is one of the most important values that children can develop. Children who understand the value of hope will be less likely to lose faith or give up. When the going gets tough, they won’t allow themselves to be overcome by discouragement.

Children who have hope are happier and more satisfied with life. In fact, they even do better at school and maintain better social relationships.

On the other hand, children who are lacking in this value are less likely to meet their goals. They may have poorer relationships and feel powerless.

Children who are hopeful are those who believe they can find ways to meet their objectives.

Our Values assembly this month and discussions in class will explore what hope is, why it is important, how we can develop resilience and perseverance as well as ways of coping with frustration and disappointment.

The Book of Hopes

 

Our School Parliament has chosen the focus value for September: ‘Spirituality’.

What is ‘Spirituality’? It is very difficult to put into words what ‘spirituality’ actually is because it is a very personal experience. It differs from person to person, and often spirituality changes within people during their lifetime. Spirituality is not the same as having a religion or faith; a person can be spiritual without having a particular faith.

Spirituality is not something we can see; it is something we feel inside ourselves. It is about awe and wonder, asking questions, inspiration and being aware of something ‘bigger’ outside of ourselves.

The language we use to define spirituality is not especially child-friendly, so when talking to children about it we will refer to:

  • A sense of awe and wonder
  • Care for nature and living things
  • Wanting to love and to be loved by people
  • Being a part of the world

Our Values assembly this month and discussions in class will explore what spirituality is, why it is important and how it can be developed with self-control and mindfulness.