Values are principles that guide behaviour. At Fielding adults are encouraged to model values and to give time for reflective practices. We believe that this empowers individuals to be effective learners and good citizens.
Our Values-based education philosophy underpins our work to actively promote fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures. A rounded programme of assemblies and events promote children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, enabling them to develop their own moral and ethical compass to guide what is right and what is wrong.
Our MindUp curriculum teaches social and emotional learning skills that link cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness training based on neuro-science. Pupils learn about the brain, their emotions and the benefits of reflective practices resulting in self-regulation of behaviour and the ability to mindfully engage in focused concentration required for academic success.
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"Values and MindUp helps me to feel safer on the inside", Year 6 pupil
Currently there are 22 main values at Fielding. We focus on one value every month over a 2 year cycle. Each value has several reflection points which enables us all to share and understand a common values vocabulary.
At Fielding we have created the Fielding Values Baccalaureate where the children can use their Values in their wider school, home and local community. This empowers the children to take their Values learning and apply it in a range of ways. Last academic year, the members of the Values Action Group , which is made up of students from Years 4-6, worked together to adapt the existing Values Baccalaureate to create a new tiered system. There are now three levels of the Baccalaureate, which the children can earn across Years 4-6. Children, who have previously earnt the Values Baccalaureate, have achieved the Bronze level and should now progress onto the Silver level and then finally the Gold level. The new levels mean the children can apply their Values ethos and learning over longer periods of time and in a rage of situations. Children need to complete the task cards and provide the evidence as explained on the task cards.