Arnold Academy

T: 01582 881318


Our values and definitions

(Reference to British Values shown in bold.) 

APPRECIATION – To be grateful for something or someone and to value it or them (showing a mutual respect for others). 

CARE - To look after something or someone that is important to you; to be kind to each other. 

CO-OPERATION - To work together in a helpful and friendly way (acting within our class charter and our school values – rule of law). 

COURAGE - To be brave and overcome your fear and live the value of individual liberty to do so.   

DETERMINATION - To strongly believe you can do something and to keep trying until you do it.

FREEDOM -  To choose to do something or go somewhere or say something, abiding by Ramsey’s values. (Individual liberty). 

GENEROSITY - To give or share what you have. 

HAPPINESS - To be pleased and contented. 

HONESTY - To tell the truth so that we can trust each other (rule of law

HOPE - To wish for something to happen, to be positive.

HUMILITY - To be humble and not boastful. 

INDEPENDENCE - To be responsible for yourself and learn to do things on your own (individual liberty

PATIENCE  - To be able to wait for a long time without getting cross or angry (mutual respect).  PEACE  - A time of quietness and calm. 

POLITENESS - To have good manners. 

QUALITY  - To try your best in everything you do. 

RESPECT  - To have a good opinion of qualities and achievements and be considerate (democracy, mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith). 

RESPONSIBILITY  - To take good care of something or to be trusted. 

SIMPLICITY - To enjoy things that are not difficult or complicated. 

TOLERANCE  - To be accepting of other people’s ideas, beliefs and ways, and to treat each other equally with fairness (mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith). 

UNITY – to show a sense of belonging, supporting each other and working as a team. 

Through our various groups, such as the School Council, Eco Council, Sports Ambassadors, and within our classrooms daily, the British Value of Democracy is evident.

Children devise their class charters with their teachers (Rule of law) to agree how we should behave with each other. By respecting each other’s wishes and listening to each other’s points of view, individual liberty and tolerance are encouraged.

 From the Values-based Education website:

The school is a microcosm of the world. Values-based Education is an approach that nourishes, and enables learners to flourish, making a difference to the world through who and how they are.

When we actively engage with values we start to understand their implications for making choices about our attitudes and responses. A Values-based approach encourages reflective and aspirational attributes and attitudes. These can be nurtured to help people discover the very best of themselves, which enables them to be good citizens and prepare them for the life of work. 

Through a Values-based education Ramsey Manor Lower School strives to be a happy community, which celebrates the achievements of each child regardless of ability, race, gender, beliefs or personal circumstances.

Values are principals, fundamental convictions, ideals, standards or attitudes to life that act as a consistent guide to behaviour or as reference points in decision making.

Values Education is a whole community ethos and not an imposition from one person or a pressure group. We are clear about and committed to the values we wish to emphasise in our school. As a school community, 21 values have been made a priority and a values based program covering a two year period has been developed.

Autumn  Spring  Summer   

Year 1 program

  • Cooperation 
  • Tolerance 
  • Freedom 
  • Appreciation 
  • Determination 
  • Care 
  • Independence 
  • Honesty 
  • Simplicity 
  • Patience

Year 2 Program

  • Unity 
  • Respect 
  • Generosity 
  • Peace 
  • Politeness 
  • Happiness 
  • Humility 
  • Quality 
  • Responsibility 
  • Courage 
  • Hope

Every week 2 children from each class in Years 1 to 4 (Rainbow in the summer term) are awarded a values certificate from their teachers and lunchtime supervisors.  This is presented during our weekly values assemblies and displayed on the values tree.  All awards are mentioned in the half-termly newsletters where parents can also read about the values we will be focusing on the following half-term.