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Beanfield Primary School

Our School Values

Beanfield Primary School Core Values

Our six core values are the principles we want to instil in our children to ensure they know how to operate successfully in school, in their local community and as responsible, successful citizens in the world.  They provide a framework within which children, parents and staff operate and this common language leads to openness, a shared understanding of our goals and a collaborative approach to children’s learning.

Each half-term we have a value of the term. 

Autumn 1 - Respect 

Autumn 2- Community

Spring 1 - Kindness

Spring 2 - Resilience 

Summer 1 - Aspiration 

Summer 2 - Curiosity 

 In school, we expect to see children embodying these values by doing the following:


  • We are kind and compassionate to everyone.  

  • We understand the importance of helping others and we show gratitude towards those who are kind to us.  

  • We are aware of our own needs, and we are kind to oneself. 


  • We are proud to be members of the Beanfield community.   

  • We take responsibility for our part in maintaining a happy, successful school community.  

  • We value everyone’s contributions to our school community. 


  • We are aspirational and we can articulate our dreams and goals. 

  • We understand that we must work hard to achieve our goals. 

  • We work hard to achieve our personal targets and we actively support and encourage others to achieve theirs. 


  • We take pride and have confidence in ourselves.  

  • We show consideration for the views, rights and feelings of others. 

  • We value and appreciate our differences and our similarities.   


  • We embrace challenges and understand why it is important to challenge ourselves.  

  • We look positively for solutions when faced with setbacks.  

  • We understand that mistakes and setbacks are learning opportunities. 



  • We are curious about the world around us both within and outside of the curriculum. 

  • We are inquisitive and value our learning.  

  • We are self-motivated individuals. 


Promoting British Values

Our core values deliberately embrace those fundamental values run through every element of school life and life outside of school. 

The DfE have recently reinforced the need: 

“to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” 

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy,  these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. At Beanfield these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:


Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council, Eco Team and via Pupil Questionnaires.  Elections for the role of school council and for the positions of Value Ambassadors are based solely on pupil votes.  

The Rule of Law: 

The importance of Laws whether they be those that govern the class, the school (which we refer to as Golden Rules at Beanfield) or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout the school day, as well as when dealing with behaviour through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message. 

Individual Liberty: 

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make good choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through of provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect: 

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around Core Values (Virtues): Honesty, Consideration, Care and Respect.   Pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what these means and how it is shown. Our ethos promotes respect for others and this is reiterated through our individual classroom rules, as well as our behaviour for learning policy.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs: 

This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE