Values

In our school everyone understands that children are all individuals and have their own unique qualities – attributes that we want to celebrate and share. We want to develop our children as a “whole” by challenging their academic qualities along with growing their personal characteristics. We believe in providing the right balance of challenge and growth for all of our learners; at Overstone, we want to grow and build our children’s CHARM.

What is CHARM?

CHARM in our school is built in two parts: academic and personal. We pursue both elements in our school and know that our children need to value themselves as much as they do their learning. We recognise that these values can be interlinked just like they can in the outcomes for our children.

CHARM in our school stands for: 

Academic CHARM

 

Personal CHARM

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ental Strength

 The resilience and mental strength elements of our CHARM link heavily with the school’s focus on ‘Growth Mindset’ which we continue to use within the classroom and learning.

When is there CHARM?

Building our children’s CHARM is addressed throughout each year they are at Overstone, so that they get the chance to continually build these academic and personal qualities.

 We build up each element of their CHARM by primarily focusing on one each half term:

Academic CHARM

 

Personal CHARM

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Spring 2nd half

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Spring 1st half

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Autumn 2nd half

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Autumn 1st half

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ental Strength

 with the final half term, Summer 2nd half, a chance to celebrate all the CHARM in our children. Although we have a primary focus each half term, we are always ready to celebrate any CHARM at any time in the year.

CHARM is always in our school, in assemblies, classrooms and beyond. We want CHARM to be with us at all times.

Why is there CHARM?

By building our children’s CHARM we can ensure they leave the school with the right balance of academic potential and personality to make them successful in whatever they do. CHARM is the driver for the success in our children and what they do and achieve.

These values underpin the characteristics that make Overstone Combined school the school that it is and CHARM is the opportunity for us to celebrate this.

Where is it?

CHARM in our school needs to be everywhere: in our curriculum; the certificates in assembly that celebrate CHARM; the interactions between each other; CHARM tokens in the house point jars. CHARM is what we want you to see, feel, hear and sense when you come to our school; the characteristics and qualities that are displayed by our children and staff.

Who is it?

In our school we want CHARM to be demonstrated and modelled by everyone – no excuses!