At Matchborough First School Academy we chose our own values by voting and everyone had the opportunity to vote. Teachers voted, children voted and our parents voted.
The votes were counted and, over the year, the values taught are:
To show kindness and helpfulness towards others.
To regard the feelings, wishes or rights of others.
To speak the truth and act truthfully.
To understand and take responsibility for your own learning.
To work cooperatively with others towards a shared purpose.
To use skills and strengths to cope and recover from problems and challenges.
Each value is introduced during an assembly at the beginning of every new half term. The children are encouraged to think about and reflect on their behaviour and attitudes and how they can incorporate these values into their life at school, at home and in the wider community..