At Dove Bank Primary School we acknowledge that the experiences provided for children in their primary years has a major impact on their future wellbeing and success. It is for this reason that we have made a whole school commitment to the teaching and development of character traits, attributes and behaviours which underpin achievement and success; endeavouring to ensure that developing ‘character’ goes hand in hand with high educational aspirations and achievement.xxxxxxxxxxxxx Character through the Curriculum
Through our rich and exciting creative curriculum, we focus on teaching pupils to be their best selves, to take pride in their work, and to be positive members of the school, and greater global communities.We want to create children who thrive on challenge, love learning, respect each other and have attributes that will ensure that they will be valued members of our society. We also create a culture where staff are empowered to take risks and be inventive with the curriculum and learning, where mistakes are seen as a valuable part of the learning process, where all staff and governors support each other and the ethos of the school and most importantly where the relationships in the school between all stakeholders provides a secure foundation for skill development. a Our Values At Dove Bank we take ‘PRIDE’ in our school. We are: Positive - we aim to develop positive attitudes and motivation. Children are encouraged to meet challenges with confidence, determination and enthusiasm and to believe they can succeed; they are encouraged to persevere with challenging tasks and to value ‘effort’; self-confidence and high self-esteem are nurtured. Respectful - children are encouraged to speak politely and to show tolerance towards the beliefs and values of others; to value friendship and kindness; to show honesty; and to develop the capacity to be empathetic and caring. Independent - children are encouraged to be confident, to think for themselves, take risks, show initiative, ask questions, make decisions, solve problems, make connections and communicate their ideas. Pupils are also encouraged to be responsible members of the learning community and are supported in their ability to make good choices and decisions. Diverse - we value and celebrate 'difference' and show tolerance and understanding towards the beliefs and ideas of others Enthusiastic – we endeavour to develop children’s enthusiasm to do their best. Character Strength Assemblies Character Strength Assemblies teach pupils about the personal qualities valued in society e.g. honesty, consideration, independence and self-respect. Assemblies also enable pupils to explore issues relating directly to rules, behaviour and bullying.