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Putteridge Primary School

Putteridge Primary School

Values Programme

What is Values-based Education?

Values-based Education is an approach to teaching that works with values. It creates a strong learning environment that enhances academic achievement and develops students' social and relationship skills that last throughout their lives.

The positive learning environment is achieved through the positive values modelled by staff throughout the school. It quickly liberates teachers and students from the stress of confrontational relationships, which frees up substantial teaching and learning time.
It also provides social capacity to students, equipping them with social and relationship skills, intelligences and attitudes to succeed at school and throughout their lives.  Find out more and visit


At Putteridge Primary School, it is our aim to raise standards by promoting a school ethos which is underpinned by core values. These values support the development of the whole child as a reflective learner within a calm, caring, happy and purposeful atmosphere.


The values programme at Putteridge Primary promotes diversity and unites pupils, parents, staff, governors and the wider school community  to help our children become emotionally intelligent, resilient and socially responsible individuals who set and achieve the highest standards for themselves.

The elements of Values Education are: 

  • Ensuring that the school’s institutional values are consistent with the values that pupils are encouraged to develop.
  • The active promotion of a whole school ethos that has the support of all the staff and is led and monitored by the headteacher.
  • A programme of school assemblies that introduce and explore a value each month. Pupils are encouraged to be actively involved in exploring their understanding of values.

Values for academic year 2023/24:

September – thoughtfulness

October - tolerance

November - respect

December – compassion

January – generosity

February – honesty

March – peace

April – quality

May – positivity

June – patience

July – simplicity