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Values-based Education

Values-based Education

The school’s values-based approach is central to the school’s ethos. Throughout the curriculum, pupils are encouraged to become confident discoverers, explorers and creators who live the school’s values, such as honesty, excellence, cooperation, courage, inspiration and friendship.

Ofsted, 2017

Our values-based provision aims to:


  • encourage positive behaviour and conduct by developing strong values within and amongst our pupils
  • develop pupils’ understanding of what values are and why they are important in life
  • encourage children to ‘live the values’ in all aspects of their lives, both in and out of school
  • promote values to pupils in every aspect of school life
  • promote values in the way in which adults interact with each other and with pupils
  • display our school values and encourage all visitors to take account of them during their time in our school
  • encourage parents and carers to continue values-based education at home
Values-based education policy

Our Values

Everything we do as an organisation is underpinned by our twelve core values.

External recognition of our values-based provision

Someries Infant School and Early Childhood Education Centre has been successfully awarded the International Values-based Trust’s quality mark as a values-based school.

After spending a full day in our school experiencing lessons, playtime, lunchtime, talking with staff, parents and carers, governors and pupils, our assessor, Dr. Neil Hawkes, concluded that we are an outstanding values-based school and praised many aspects of our work.