During the year we wish to extend values education to looking at individuals and groups that have demonstrated that they have the values that we feel makes a good citizen.
Pride – The British Olympic team/David Beckham
Equality – Nelson Mandela/The Suffragettes
Respect – Jessica Ennis/Joe Hart/The Football Association
Thoughtfulness – Mother Theresa/Princess Diana
Courage – Helen Keller/Anne Frank/Malala Yousafzai
Patience – Gandhi/Dalai Lama/Buddha
Resilience – Tom Daley/JK Rowling/Eddie the Eagle Edwards
Hope – Jessie Owens/Marie Curie
Responsibility – Queen Elizabeth II
Honesty – Abraham Lincoln
Pupils, parents and staff worked together to decide upon values that we all thought led to us being caring, respectful citizens .We decided upon these values as a whole school community and they are therefore British in essence , and will encourage our pupils to make the right choices in their time at Merritts Brook , but also in their future.
Values are things we believe in that help us to make the best decisions about how to behave. They are the principles that guide our lives.
Some values are quite tricky to understand and difficult to do every day; others are easier to spot and simpler to do.
Values Education is not just something that helps you to learn when you are younger; it is a set of tools that you will carry with you all your life. Understanding values will help you to make difficult decisions even when you are a grown-up.
At Merritts Brook there are 12 key values that we learn about throughout the year and that underpin all that we do in the academy. At the start of each month there is a whole school assembly which launches the value and then throughout the month there are further weekly assemblies which reinforce what the value means and how we should try to behave. This year 2016-2017 , the order for Values education is
September – Pride
October – Equality
November – Respect
December – Thoughtfulness
January – Courage
February – Patience
March – Resilience
May – Responsibility
June – Co-operation
July – Honesty