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Values Based Education

Values are principles that guide our thinking and our behaviour. Every month we will concentrate on one of our values.


“Your beliefs become your thoughts,

your thoughts become your words,

your words become your actions, your

actions become your habits, your

habits become your values, your

values become your destiny.”

Mahatma Gandhi


At Wallop Primary School it is our aim to raise standards by promoting a school ethos which is underpinned by core values. These values support the development of the whole child as a reflective learner within a calm, caring, happy and purposeful atmosphere.

We, therefore,  give regular thought to how values can be used to support the child as a reflective learner and promote quality teaching and learning.

In our society children are increasingly encouraged through advertising to think of happiness as something which can be found simply in the material world. They are generally encouraged to experience life in a world which is external to their inner selves.

As a school community we believe that the ethos of the school should be built on a foundation of values.


The values we focus on are:

Year 1

Year 2

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Tolerance
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Friendship
  • Love
  • Courage
  • Appreciation
  • Honesty
  • Empathy
  • Co-operation
  • Positivity
  • Unity
  • Peace
  • Happiness
  • Hope
  • Patience
  • Care
  • Humility
  • Determination
  • Trust
  • Freedom

These are at times addressed directly through lessons and assemblies but also permeate the whole curriculum. Either way, they are the basis for the social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and moral development of the whole child. We encourage children to consider these values, and thereby to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to develop as reflective learners and grow to be stable, educated and civil adults.

Value of the month:

These are always written into our weekly newsletters.

Please see the newsletters for our thoughts on developing a values based education into your homes.