Values News!

April/May Values Newsletter

There have been many changes in the last month, but both in school and in communications with pupils online, staff have been able to nominate those who have demonstrated Courtesy. The winners for each year group are listed below and they will have their certificates posted to them if they are not in school.  However, staff felt that a few more pupils deserved a special mention for their helpful and courteous behaviour:

Year 5:  Martha – for showing courtesy to the teacher and classmates by always fully engaging in the lesson.

Annie – for showing courtesy in the way she conducts herself, inside and outside of the classroom. She thinks of others and shows courtesy to all.

Hayden – for always having a well-mannered attitude to working and others, he worked really hard when a new child started in 5VT, making him very welcome and going out of his way to ‘settle him in’ to the new routines.

Year 6:  Nancy – for demonstrating courtesy by politely asking for help to move learning forward and for always being willing to help classmates in need.

Pippa – for being courteous in all her communications online and in school and showing concern and respect for her form tutors.

Year 7: Jack – for demonstrating patience and politeness at all times and for consideration for his own learning and others around him.

These pupils and those receiving certificates will receive house points on their return to school.


The following pupils and staff were awarded Values certificates for March: Kellan (Year 5), Jack (Year 6), Alex (Year 7) and Charlotte (Year 8). Mrs Sharp received the staff award for her unending patience and courtesy to pupils, parents and staff.



A rainbow of hope and to show support for the NHS
designed by Amber, Charlotte, Mia and Fleur



“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, but encouraging one another…”       Hebrews 10:24-25

It is important in these difficult times that we support one another and remember that God is there for us if we need Him. Although we cannot, perhaps physically ‘meet’, we need to keep in touch with one another and support those we know and our community as a whole.

Amber, Ethan, Logan and Mia came up with their definitions of what Encouragement means.

  • Encouragement is helping others to keep going
  • Encouragement is telling someone they can do it
  • Encouragement is helping others to be resilient

Perhaps you could try to do the following to show encouragement:

  • Be supportive of those around you – especially if they are struggling
  • Keep a positive mind-set
  • Teach others how they can do tasks, rather than tell them the answer

As this month is a little unusual, we would like help nominating pupils and staff for the next Values Awards. If you would like to nominate your child or a member of staff for ‘Encouragement’, then please email with your nomination and reason for that nomination. Please send nominations by 18/5/20.

Keep safe, keep busy – and keep positive!