Values Based Education


At Oughtrington, we actively practise Values-based Education as it encourages and supports the spiritual, moral, social and cultural wellbeing of every child and it is interwoven through every element of school life.

The positive learning environment is achieved through the values modelled by staff throughout our school. We pride ourselves on our fantastic relationships with our pupils, VbE is a vehicle for enhancing those relationships further thus enriching the teaching and learning time occurring in our classrooms.

We also believe that VbE provides social capacity to students, equipping them with social and relationship skills, intelligences and attitudes to succeed at school and throughout their lives.


During Autumn 1, we focused on the value of ‘Kindness’.  This was an excellent opportunity to invite members of the local community into school to talk to the children about their volunteering roles and the importance of these in the Lymm Community.  Many thanks to our guests including volunteers from Keep Lymm Clean, 2nd Oughtrington Brownies, Warrington Animal Rescue and our Chair of Governors. The Year 6 children relished the opportunity to visit the Community Centre for Luncheon Club and the Songbirds put on a fabulous Christmas concert, which was enjoyed by many. All pupils were given ‘Acts of Kindness’ cards on which parents noted kind acts completed at home.  Staff also took part in this activity by carrying out acts of kindness for each other.  One of our pupils even made the local newspaper with his amazing act of kindness!


Our value for Autumn 2 was ‘Empathy’.  We learnt about the importance of putting ourselves in somebody else’s shoes to imagine how they would feel. We looked at many different fiction books to identify how characters show empathy towards each other.

“Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” – Barack Obama