At Wharton CE Primary School, Heartsmart and reflection are an integral part of our school life. They enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We aim to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society, allowing them to engage with views, beliefs and opinions different from their own. We want our children to be responsible, respectful citizens who understand the importance of our British and Christian Values. We will provide children with opportunities to debate and listen so that they can explain their reasons for their own views and respect those of others.
Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. There are five Heartsmart principles:
- Don’t forget to let love in!
- Too much selfie isn’t healthy!
- Don’t rub it in, rub it out!
- Fake is a mistake!
- ‘No way through’ isn’t true!
As a school we have adopted the following 12 Christian values:
The children take part in a values day every half term, members of the clergy team from Christchurch support the children with the Christ like understanding of these values through regular worship and class reflection time.