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Four Marks CE Primary School

Love. Integrity. Forgiveness. Equality.

Our Learning Values

We believe that people learn best in different ways. At our school we provide a rich and varied learning environment and a rich and extended curriculum that allows children to develop their skills and abilities to their full potential.

This includes the use of problem solving, investigation, use of open questions and tasks, competition and a wide range of higher order thinking skills delivered through a creative curriculum.

This also includes developing attributes which are good for society (pro-social), based on our school values (Love, Integrity, Forgiveness and Equality), and another set which are important for learning (epistemic), based on our learning values (Responsible, evaluative, accurate, collaborative, hard-working, inquisitive & imaginative, nimble-minded, and ‘gritty’).


We aim to weave both sets of values together so that children have a strong set of values and attributes to draw on in their everyday lives and learning. The quotes below are our children's views on how our core Christian Values and Learning Values intertwine:

'To show integrity you need to show independence. You need to be strong enough to say when you have made a mistake and ask for forgiveness. You need to independently think about different situations and consider if they are fair. You need to think independently to stay true to your own moral values.'


 'Just because you once agreed with something or thought something was right does not mean that you have to stick with it forever. Being nimble-minded means that you can think fast, change your ideas and think about things in a different way.'  


'Sometimes standing up for what you believe in and what you think is right means that you need to work collaboratively as a team. You need to work as a team with others in order to do well.'


'Sometimes showing integrity can be tough, to stand up for your morals or say when you are wrong, but it is important to persevere and be gritty.'


'Anyone can be a positive influence and role model by standing up for what they believe in and being responsible for their own actions and even mistakes.'


'Be true to yourself and your values. You can be the change that you want to see in the world.'


Children are introduced to different learning skills and attributes and are encouraged to reflect on how these help us to become better learners. They are encouraged to develop this full skill set over time:


'Unlocking Learning'