Values & Ethos

Values Curriculum

Values are principles that guide behaviour and choices. At Middleton, our values are a framework for living and learning. We teach core values and actively model them to the children. We believe that this empowers the children to be effective learners and good citizens. The values that we teach help pupils develop their character, to know that individual differences should be valued, to be resilient and to have empathy and respect for one another.


Middleton's Core Values - RESPECT

We have seven core school values that guide children's choices, behaviour and learning. These values form the basis of all of the school's teaching and help children understand connected values.

The core values are:

  • Resilience
  • Empathy
  • Self-Awareness
  • Positivity
  • Excellence
  • Communication
  • Teamwork

The core values are taught in class based, weekly, RESPECT sessions and reinforced through Commando Joe’s curriculum. Each value is taught at the same time, discretely, across the school.

The teaching of each value deepens as it is revisited each half term and, because we are able to track the children’s progress through each value from emerging to excelling, we can focus our teaching more precisely.


British Values

We equip pupils with the necessary skills to grow up to be the best possible people they can be. We teach the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures alongside the school values and at appropriate times within the curriculum. 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.