Pitmaston Primary School is a values School; it is our values that determine our thinking and behaviour. Through a values-based education, a positive culture for teaching and learning is created which is based upon valuing ourselves, each other and the environment through the consideration of core ethical principles that guide behaviour. Our school values support the development of the whole child by enabling a secure sense of self, respect for others and underpin the raising of educational standards.  There has been a positive impact on improved pupils’ behaviour, attitudes and understanding which has been noted by parents, teachers and others outside the school.

The ethos of our school is built on a foundation of 22 core values which change monthly, on a 2 year rolling programme running alongside the British Values:

  • The Rule of Law,
  • Democracy,
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

The values are addressed directly through lessons, assemblies and across the whole curriculum. We learn to understand what the values looks like and how we can demonstrate the value, in the way we behave, in our attitude towards each other and in our learning.

Twenty two values are covered over a two year cycle.  Here is a brief overview of the cycle and each value:

Month Year A Year B
September Respect Caring
October Responsibility Sharing
November Tolerance Kindness
December Thoughtfulness Peace
January Friendship Aspire
February Love Happiness
March Courage Patience
April Appreciation Empathy
May Honesty Perseverance
June Understanding Helpfulness
July Cooperation Fairness

In 2017/18 we are in Year B of the two year cycle