Values

Holywell School - A Church of England School providing a Values-based education

The fundamental guiding values for Holywell stem from our character as a Church of England school. 

Holywell School is a community based upon strong Christian values. At Holywell, our vision is to be an outstanding Christian community where unique individuals can develop spiritually, morally, intellectually and emotionally and work together to release their talents. We aim to be a school where all members of our community Enjoy, Achieve and Excel and achievement is praised and celebrated. We aim to be a learning community whose members are:

  • Safe and happy in a caring environment which nurtures confidence and creates positive memories
  • Inspired
  • Celebrated for their creativity, flair, imagination and innovation
  • Motivated to take on challenges
  • Aspiring to be the best they can possibly be
  • Confident, eager and responsible citizens who respect themselves and each other
  • A supportive educational family dedicated to serving others and the environment
  • All valued as individuals in a school that is inclusive, celebrates diversity, provides equality of opportunity and treats all with fairness

As a school, we are a loving, caring community with high aspirations for all. We promote inclusion and value each individual. The values underpinning our Behaviour for Learning Policy are the Christian values of: Friendship; Equality; Courage; Happiness; Respect; Trust; Thoughtfulness; Empathy; Patience; Responsibility; Tolerance; Peace; Simplicity; Self-Esteem; Love; Forgiveness; Kindness; Appreciation; Sense of Community; Joy; Honesty; and Freedom.

 "Which commandment is the most important of all?”

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second most important commandment is this: ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself’.” Mark 28-31

Simply put, we aim to treat others as we would like to be treated.

At Holywell School we believe that:

  • Everyone has the right to feel safe all of the time
  • Nothing is so awful or small that we can’t talk with someone about it.

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 We work to enable our students to think about and reflect on values in their lives. This is a programme which involves families too, as well as staff. Fundamentally ‘Values Education’  moves away from a presumption that we simply catch our values somewhere in our lives, rather we should be encouraged to think about them and discuss them.

 Each month has a particular Value allocated. This is shared with families through the school newsletter and through the homework organiser. Families are thereby enabled to continue the discussions and reflections outside of the school day.

 The chosen Value of the Month will often link to a particular feature of the season. They run in a 2-year cycle. The Values for the 2017-2018 academic year are –

RESPONSIBILITY

 

Sept 2017

TOLERANCE

 

Oct 2017

( Black History Month)

PEACE

 

Nov 2017

(Remembrance day)

SIMPLICITY

 

Dec 2017

SELF ESTEEM

 

Jan 2018

LOVE

 

Feb 2018

(Valentine’s day)

FORGIVENESS

 

March 2018

KINDNESS

 

April 2018

APPRECIATION

 

May 2018

SENSE OF COMMUNITY

 

June 2018

(Values day)

JOY

 

July 2018

 As with so many aspects of life at Holywell, we have been greatly encouraged by the way families have engaged with us as we develop new routines to make this a highly effective and appreciated part of our daily school life.