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Community Code and Values

At New Chapter our community code and core values underpin all that we do and are embedded across the school. These are regularly shared and discussed in Ethos and House assemblies, in curriculum and pastoral time and when we are following restorative practices when resolving problems.

Community code: 
Learning, Love and Laughter

Core values: 
Honesty, Integrity, Equality, Tolerance, Respect and Responsibility

These are the Learning Features which pupils strive to achieve:

  • Being able to collaborate; (working effectively in a team)
  • Being able to communicate; (getting ideas, thoughts and emotions across to others)
  • Being independent; (being able to work without direction and guidance; thinking for oneself)
  • Showing inquisitiveness; (wanting to finding things out, and to research answers)
  • Showing perseverance; (to keep on going even if the going gets tough!)
  • Showing resilience; (Being flexible and not getting down/sad but bouncing back and showing a growth mindset);
  • Always being positive;
  • Being able to reflect; (to think about, evaluate and analyse events, actions and information and identifying improvements or ways forward)
  • Being resourceful; (to use what’s available; acting effectively or imaginatively);
  • Being able to take calculated risks; (In order to succeed the chances of failure are calculated and actions are planned to increase the likelihood of success and reduce dangers or failure).

Each of these values are regularly discussed in Ethos assemblies, House assemblies, during Learning Life Skills lessons, circle time and as part of our Creative Curriculum themes.

Recently the children have been looking at Thinking Skills as part of the Learning, Life Skills sessions.  The children during circle time were asked to think about the importance of our core values.  During a Pupil Voice meeting the following discussion was had:
Our core values are the ingredients to make the 3Ls: Learning, Love and Laughter.

What is honesty?

Sean (Yr 5) = honesty means telling the truth instead of lying.

Why should we be honest?

Ayesha (Yr 6) = If you’ve done something wrong, honesty is important as you need to tell someone about it, so it can be fixed. The more you hide it, the more consequences there will be.

Madelyn (Yr 6) = If we forget our homework but lie about it that makes our teachers upset.

Ryleigh (Yr 2) = always tell the truth as it will get you into more trouble if you don’t.

Sean (Yr 5) = you have more friends when you are honest because if you are not honest you are pretending to be someone else. If you are honest more people will like you as you are telling the truth about your personality.

Can you think of an example of when you have been honest at New Chapter?

Ryleigh (Yr 2) = if I hurt someone I own up because it is the right thing to do.

Reggie (Yr 4) = in dodgeball club I got hit in the leg, so was honest and said I was out

Sean (Yr 5) = when I was in class I was angry and accidentally snapped a ruler, so told Mr Morris.

Ayesha (Yr 6) = When I don’t understand my learning I let my teacher know, rather than pretending I do.

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