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Curriculum and Values

Values-based schools seek to promote an educational philosophy based on valuing self, others and the environment through the consideration of an ethical values vocabulary.

Values are principles that guide the way we behave and how we choose to live our lives. At Charville adults are encouraged to model values and to give time for reflective practices. We believe that this empowers individuals to be effective learners and good citizens.

At Charville we have 6 core values:

  • Respect 
  • Independence 
  • Self-belief
  • Caring 
  • Determination
  • Honesty 

Supported by a further five values. 

We focus on one value every month during assemblies, in class and for our pupil of the week awards. Each value has several reflection points which enables us all to share and understand a common values vocabulary.

Values Based Education Review

On Thursday 16th July 2015 Neil Balliston from the Values Based Education team visited Charville to review our progess since the introduction of the values in September. He thoroughly enjoyed his visit and wrote a report which can be found below. A testimonial viedo can also be found on our testimonial page.

What is Values Based Education? Dr Neil Hawkes

Click here to watch the video to hear Dr. Neil Hawkes, international consultant for values-based education, explaining the approach.