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Davyhulme Primary School, Davyhulme
' EXPANDED OPENING ' - For our school in OUR context it will take place on Wednesday 10th June with staggered times and entry points. A letter has gone out on Fridat 22nd May - It follows on from the letter on Tuesday 15th May. All places have now been offered and our school remains at capacity, for now. The situation may change due to a whole variety of reasons so watch this space. The staff would love to have all the children back in school, but it is simply not possible to do this safely under the present restrictions - The safest place for your child remains YOUR HOME !There are still places at Holiday Club - Ring Dani on 07947653796. | School remains Open for the Children of Keyworkers and Vulnerable Pupils . We are open for limited groups who have NO OTHER OPTION ( Key workers and Vulnerable pupils) . Please note that our ‘ Let’s Play ‘ partners have had to suspend the Breakfast and After school clubs until further notice due to dwindling numbers and demand for places. Our Keyworker Group is now at capacity and we cannot add anyone else to this list for now...Following the PM's messages we will issue a full statement of our response later today with an indication of how we plan to admit more children from vulnerable groups Reception and Y6 initially - we will not admit any more children unless we are confident that pupils and staff remain safe. 
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Values Overview

Dear Parent,

We are excited to tell you about a new venture that we are embarking on as a whole school which will involve teaching about values. Our values are right at the heart of who we are, driving what we do and how we do it. We have always prided ourselves on being a caring school with a positive atmosphere and many visitors to the school have remarked upon this. Values education seeks to make explicit what is happening implicitly. It provides a structure for understanding the way we behave so that everyone is clear about the way we should act and behave.  By introducing Values education, we will be helping the children to better understand a range of basic values such as respect, co-operation, care, honesty and love and in doing so, preparing them for the world of the future.

Values education is not something entirely new for us, we have always worked in collaboration with parents/carers, (the children’s main educators), in teaching the children how to be responsible, make good choices and be the very best that they can be, ensuring they get the most out of every aspect of school life. We are sure that you will be pleased that your children will be thinking and learning about how to put these values into their lives, empowering them to take responsibility and making the right choices to face whatever school and the wider world throws at them.

The staff have all had training in Values Based Education at our recent training day and are keen to start this journey – but we can’t do it without your help! We would like to gather the thoughts and suggestions of our whole school community including governors, parents/carers, the whole staff team and of course the children themselves. To do this we would appreciate it if you would complete a simple questionnaire. This should only take a few minutes and in most cases all you have to do is draw a circle around your chosen response. We will use the responses to generate a list of values that are pertinent for our school.

We will be selecting 22 values that will be taught over a two year cycle. We will focus on one specific value each month and you will be able to access the ‘This Month’s Value’ newsletter on the website that you can share at home with your child. In school the children will have a values assembly where they will listen to stories and discuss what each value means and in addition to this they will also have a special values lesson in their classroom each month to allow for smaller group discussion.

We hope that this will continue at home and that you will inform us, through the pupil planners, of things your child has done or said to demonstrate the values. We will celebrate these successes in assemblies and as part of our class values lessons each month so please nominate your child through their planner whenever you see them demonstrating these values at home.  Our pupil ‘Values Champions’ will also be keeping an eye out around school and nominating children for ‘Values’ awards.

We hope that you will support us with this initiative and welcome your input via the attached questionnaire. Once we have collated all of our responses we will send you details of the monthly values that have been chosen.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to ask

Many thanks for your continued support

J Bailey

Mrs Bailey

Deputy Headteacher

Values Curriculum

9th Oct 2017