A value led education at Parklands Educate Together..
Everyone has values that they as individuals and within their families try to live their lives by. Such values may include; respect, kindness, perseverance, justice, honesty, trust and kindness. An Educate Together school has four core principles and the Learn Together curriculum that helps teach these values to the children.
With each new month we will look in depth at one specific value and make it a focus in all that we do. By doing this, the children will begin to think for themselves what they, their families, the school and their friends think is important. We find that discussing values helps children to realise that whilst we may all have different beliefs and different cultures or ways of life we actually share much in what we believe in.
By referring back to the values children can begin to think about how to behave and respond to the situations they come across in life. They are helped to understand what is important to their own family and to others. This way they will grow up able to understand and find the shared values with all people they come across.
Are there any faiths or cultures that do not value honesty, respect, friendship or kindness? By sharing and discussing these we realise that we have far more in common with each other than what separates us.
Our themes over the school year are: