Values Education

Our Value for this half term is TOLERANCE

Peace is the goal. Tolerance is the method.

Tolerance is being open and receptive to the

beauty of differences.

Tolerance is mutual respect through mutual understanding.

The seeds of intolerance are fear and ignorance.

The seed of tolerance, love, is watered by

compassion and care.

Those who know how to appreciate the good in people

and situations have tolerance.

Tolerance recognizes individuality and diversity while

removing divisive masks and defusing tension

created by ignorance.

Tolerance is the ability to face difficult situations.

To tolerate life’s inconveniences is to let go, be light, make others light and

 move on.

Values Education Statement
At St Mark’s R.C. Primary School we give regular thought to how values can be used to support the child as a reflective learner and promote quality teaching and learning.
In our society children are increasingly encouraged through advertising to think of happiness as something which can be found simply in the material world. They are generally encouraged to experience life in a world which is external to their inner selves.
As a school community we believe that the ethos of the school should be built on a foundation of values.
The values we focus on are:
 Respect
 Peace
 Responsibility
 Tolerance
 Love
 Honesty
 Hope
 Unity
 Happiness
 Humility
 Simplicity
 Freedom
These are at times addressed directly through lessons, collective worship and assemblies but also permeate the whole curriculum. Either way, they are the basis for the social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and moral development of the whole child. We encourage children to consider these values and thereby to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to develop as reflective learners and grow to be stable, educated and civil adults.
The document below outlines how values are taught at St Mark's.