At Jolesfield, our approach to learning is firmly built upon our school values which are underpinned by the Christian values: enabling every child to grow spiritually and emotionally; fostering imagination and a deep sense of personal identity and self-worth; providing guidance through the loving example of Jesus Christ. We are committed to not only developing learners but raising principled citizens to flourish in our community. Our children memorise these values and they are an intrinsic part of our daily life.
These are our school values:
In addition to these, other Christian values are explored through our worship programme: generosity, compassion, courage, forgiveness, friendship, trust, perseverance, justice, service and truthfulness.
At Jolesfield CE Primary School, British Values are linked with our Christian Values and the Vision for our School. The four core British Values are addressed through our teaching, setting of example, and our regular requests for feedback. These are some examples of how we daily reinforce British Values at Jolesfield.
Select the value below to find out more about how we promote it in school.
Children are involved in democratic processes and are encouraged to take opportunities which may lead to roles with some responsibilities.
Democracy, parents and the wider community:
Our school operates an ‘open door’ policy. Parental views and feedback are regularly encouraged.
Pupils understand the importance of rules within the school and help to select appropriate rules to create a safe and respectful school environment.
Rule of Law and the wider community:
At Jolesfield, the opinion of every child is valued. The possible consequences of different choices are regularly discussed. Children are actively encouraged to make good choices and be independent thinkers knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.
We accept that Jolesfield is not situated in a culturally diverse area, so we actively identify ways to promote a broad understanding of diversity. We teach our pupils to value everyone as unique individuals following the Diocese of Chichester’s teaching “All God’s Children” . In particular: