Working in partnership with Value Based Education (VbE) – UK, in 2016 KPS changed how it looked at values, and how it is enforced daily in our school life. This brought about a total re-vamp of our values towards establishing Value Based Education (VbE). The whole school community (parents & staff) came together in a workshop, we selected 22 positive values that we cared about and would like our children to imbibe as they grow up. These 22 positive universal values are introduced over a 2-year period through morning assemblies, class activities, school events, teacher instructions, playground activities and sports. Children are encouraged to exhibit these positive values in their daily lives.
It is our belief that a child from our Reception Class (4 – 5 Years Old), having progressed through our primary classes to Year 6, would have encountered these values three times, and would have had an entire month’s understanding of each value in action and what it means.
Imbibing these values over a six/ seven-year period should will help our children will;
Be thoughtful and reflective with their, words, actions and thoughts.
Be responsible to self, others and the environment.
Be strengthened in their sense of belonging
Be encouraged to do their best while providing a moral framework to guide them.
Be sensitive to the impact of their decisions and how it affects others andtheir environment.
Be empathic towards the plight of others and always do their best to help in whatever situation they may find themselves
Teaching Our Values
KPS values are reinforced throughout the school day, from school assemblies, in the playground, in class, etc. As early years’ children read a book about collaboration – Farmer Duck; they might discuss how important it is to work as a team. As Key Stage 1 children read a book about honesty – The boy who cried wolf; they might discuss the importance of telling the truth! While at Key Stage Two a discussion on courage might ensue when studying the Diary of Anne Frank; or children could embark on an exercise in excellence by assessing each other’s work – Peer Assessment.
Our very first values project was in commemoration of the first World Values Day on Thursday 20th of October.
The entire KPS community choose their favourite value or values, wrote a statement about it, and took pictures in our Value Frame <Picture>
Also, during morning assembly, because our value for the month of Number 2016 was Caring, our nursery children added leaves with name and statements to our Caring Tree <See Picture>. A slideshow of our day for can be seen on our <YouTube Page>. More projects will come soon, commencing with our 2 Year Anniversary, where we celebrate having and working our 22 positive values for 2 academic years!