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Davyhulme Primary School, Davyhulme
' WRAP AROUND CARE ' IS AVAILABLE FOR CRITICAL / KEY WORKERS WITH ' LET's PLAY. ' Let's Play is open from 8am -9am and then from 3.15pm - 6pm as long as they have enough people ( health permitting ) to make it work . School staff will not be working in school over Easter ( they need to recharge their batteries for the long weeks ahead ) . If you need child care over the Easter period then you need to book places now. This service is only for the children who are currently on our KW list - I am sure the government will reimburse KW/Critical workers for any extra expense in due course. | In the light of the PM's Announcement - School will be taking a harder line on Key worker Criteria ( if one parent is not a KW then they should really stay at home to provide childcare ). Remember this is a big push now for the next 3-4 weeks THIS IS A CRITICAL TIME FOR US ALL BUT WE CAN DO IT ! | PM's UPDATED MESSAGE Do you really need to bring your child to school ? Are we literally your last resort ? If you have no other option for childcare then we will be glad to support all NHS critical/key workers by keeping your children safe -thank you for doing the vital job you are doing ! Places are limited and determined by how many healthy staff we have available from day to day. Remember ' social distancing ' when dropping off or picking up children.
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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