Our ‘Star Values’ are very useful. They remind us of expectations and help us to live generously towards each other within and outside of school. They are used to provide focus for assemblies and are explored in lessons in order to develop the culture of Robertswood into a harmonious, safe and enjoyable environment in which to learn. Ultimately, they will provide the foundations for a successful and fulfilling life.
We are aware of the Prevent Duty to protect young people from radicalisation and extremism. At our school we view this as a safeguarding matter like any other and these processes will be applied to support children and their families where vulnerabilities are identified, invariably this will require us to work with partner agencies to support and protect the vulnerable student.
Running alongside our values are eight essential skills. Known by many different names, these eight skills map across to the four domains that come up time and again as essential whether in the context of education, employment or entrepreneurship. In pairs they cover interpersonal, self-management, creative problem-solving and communication skills. These eight skills underpin the Skills Builder Framework and we use them as part of discreet lessons teaching the skill and across a variety of subjects. Each class has a display so that highlight the criteria underpinning each skill. Children enjoy trying to switch on all 8 lights connected with each skill when the have used them as part of a lesson.
this week's stars
Sapphire open up a sizeable lead
With such a close competition in the Autumn term, all the house captains surround the Respect Token trophy