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Westover Primary School

British and School Values

Our school values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

Our Value Bears

  • Everyone has the right to be respected so we must respect each other.
  • We are kind to each other so that our school is a happy place to learn.
  • We work together to achieve the best outcome that we possibly can.
  • We are curious to help us gain a wider understanding of the world.
  • We use our imagination to show how unique and different we are.
  • No matter how big or small the challenge, we should never give up without a good try.

Promoting Fundamental British Values.

 

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in school to ensure our young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. 

 

Each term is given a particular British Value to focus on and is promoted on our display board within the hall, alongside our school values as well. Our assembly planner also takes into consideration the British Values and used to support the weekly themes. The current term's assembly planner can be seen below.


Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

 

The Key Values are:

•    democracy
•    rule of law
•    individual liberty
•    mutual respect
•    tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

At Westover Primary School we believe children need to experience responsibility in order to help them play an active role as good citizens, here is a selection of job descriptions for our Year 6 pupils who will have to apply for the roles described.

 

Job description for Prefect at Westover Primary School

 

We believe our Prefects will have a very important role to play in the day to day organisation of our school, and as only Year 6 children are permitted to apply, it will be considered a prestigious position.

Children who believe they have the appropriate skills and qualities will get the opportunity to apply to staff why they think they would make a suitable Prefect.

Prefects are expected to set a good example at all times in their behaviour, the respect they show others, and their school uniform. In addition they should carry out their duties with fairness.

Prefects are guided by the Head of School

A Prefect’s main duties include:

  • to encourage the School values of respect, resilience, teamwork, creativity, curiosity and kindness.
  • to be a role model for other children, to lead by example and to wear the school uniform correctly and with pride
  • to work with Mr Langston to promote good behaviour, manners, politeness and to assist in helping the school run effectively
  • to be punctual and well prepared for their tasks
  • to support the dinner staff and all who work in the school for the benefit of the children
  • to act as additional pairs of eyes at break times and lunchtimes and to report to staff serious misbehaviour
  • to help provide a happy and safe environment in which all members of the school community feel valued
  • to work to prevent and report bullying and discrimination
  • to act as friends and buddies for those who need support
  • to patrol the school corridors at break times and lunchtimes in order to assist in preventing any lack of respect for persons and property
  • to support infant classes during wet play
  • to carry out other tasks and jobs as may be directed from time to time by staff

Prefects represent the school and its values and may be asked to attend both public and school events. Prefects must understand they can be replaced if, in the judgement of the Executive Head Teacher and Head of School, they are not fulfilling their roles effectively and in accordance with this job description and outline of duties.

 

Librarian’s job description

 

Children who believe they have the appropriate skills and qualities will get the opportunity to apply to staff why they think they would make a suitable Librarian.

Librarians are expected to set a good example at all times in their behaviour, the respect they show others, and their school uniform. In addition, they should carry out their duties with fairness.

Librarians are guided by Mrs Atkins (Librarian)

The main duties will be:

  • to encourage the School values of respect, resilience, teamwork, creativity, curiosity and kindness.
  • to be a role model for other children, to lead by example and to wear the school uniform correctly and with pride
  • to work with Mrs Atkins to promote good behaviour, manners, politeness and to assist in helping the school run effectively
  • To ensure our library is a tidy and well organised area to enjoy reading
  • To support children in their book selections
  • To promote the love of reading by sharing their passion for it
  • To ensure the library rules are followed by all users
  • to carry out other tasks and jobs as may be directed from time to time by staff

 

Librarians must understand they can be replaced, in the judgement of the Executive Head Teacher, Head of School and Librarian, if they are not fulfilling their roles effectively and in accordance with this job description and outline of duties.

 

Job description for Team Captain

 

Children who believe they have the appropriate skills and qualities will get the opportunity to apply to staff why they think they would make a suitable Team Captain.

Team Captains are expected to set a good example at all times in their behaviour, the respect they show others, and their school uniform. In addition, they should carry out their duties with fairness.

Team captains are guided by the Head of School and lead adult for the Team.

The main duties will be:

  • to encourage the School values of respect, resilience, teamwork, creativity, curiosity and kindness.
  • to be a role model for other children, to lead by example and to wear the school uniform correctly and with pride
  • to work with members of staff to promote good behaviour, manners, politeness and to assist in helping the school run effectively
  • To represent and encourage members of your team
  • To represent your Team in assemblies
  • To count team points every Friday
  • To support the organisation of Team events throughout the year.
  • to carry out other tasks and jobs as may be directed from time to time by staff

 

Team Captains must understand they can be replaced, in the judgement of the Executive Head Teacher, Head of School, if they are not fulfilling their roles effectively and in accordance with this job description and outline of duties.

 

Job description for Sports Captain

 

Children who believe they have the appropriate skills and qualities will get the opportunity to apply to staff why they think they would make a suitable Team Captain.

Team Captains are expected to set a good example at all times in their behaviour, the respect they show others, and their school uniform. In addition, they should carry out their duties with fairness.

The main duties will be:

  • to encourage the School values of respect, resilience, teamwork, creativity, curiosity and kindness.
  • to be a role model for other children, to lead by example and to wear the school uniform correctly and with pride
  • to work with members of staff to promote good behaviour, manners, politeness and to assist in helping the school run effectively
  • To represent and encourage members of your team
  • To represent your Team in assemblies
  • To promote sportsmanship within PE lessons and the playground
  • To promote a wide range of sports within the school
  • To represent the school in sporting activities if selected
  • To support adults in the organisation of Team sporting activities
  • To support the organisation of Sports Day
  • to carry out other tasks and jobs as may be directed from time to time by staff

 

Sports Captains must understand they can be replaced, in the judgement of the Executive Head Teacher, Head of School, if they are not fulfilling their roles effectively and in accordance with this job description and outline of duties.

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