Values Based Education

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Values Based Education

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 behaviour.  At Nelson 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.

Our Values-based education philosophy underpins our work to actively promote fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures.  a rounded programme of assemblies and events promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and curriculum development, enabling them to develop their own moral and ethical compass to guide what is right or wrong.

Our MindUp curriculum teaches social and emotional learning skills that link cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness training based on neuro-science. Pupils learn about the brain, their emotions and the benefits of reflective practices resulting in self-regulation and the ability to mindfully engage in focused concentration required for academic success.

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Our Values

Perseverance

September

perserverance poster

Friendship

October

friendship

Courage

November

courage

Independence

December

independence

Honesty

January

honesty

Cooperation

February

cooperation

Respect

March

respect

Tolerance

April

tolerance

Responsibility

May

responsibility

Humility

June

humility

Happiness

July

happiness

What is Values Based Education? Dr Neil Hawkes

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