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Reflecting on our Weekly Values

Posted: 19th October 2022

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As a school we remain committed to embedding the principles of Character Education into the fabric of all we do at Avon House. Led by our Head of Prep, Mr Manning, this term we have been taking a whole school approach to reflect on our weekly values.

This week, for example, our weekly value is Kindness. On Monday, each class focused on what being kind to ourselves looks like through the story “Listening with my heart,” by Gabi Garcia. Taking inspiration from this story, staff and pupils then set themselves a target of what showing this value, during the week, would look like for them. Some of the targets set this week included; not getting cross with myself when I get something wrong, setting myself personal targets in my football match and making sure I have something to look forward to at the end of each day.

On Friday, we continue to celebrate pupils’ achievements in reaching these weekly values in our whole School Assembly, but also create time during the day where staff and pupils can reflect on how well they did or did not do in meeting the targets they set on Monday.

Reflecting on this first half term of the academic year, Mr Manning said, “Character Education really is at the heart of all that we do at Avon House. I have been really excited to hear the pupils conversations, throughout the school, focusing on what these values mean and more importantly, what they mean to them.”

As we break for half-term, Mr Manning would like to pose you the same question as he did the pupils – What does being kind to yourself look like this half-term?

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