Co-Creating Your School’s Core Values
Core values are the foundation of a successful school. They are the shared beliefs and principles that guide the school’s culture and how students are expected to behave.
Creating a core values document is a vital step in establishing a strong foundation for your school. The document should be made up of shared values that all members of the school community can agree upon. It should be clear and concise, and it should be communicated to students and staff regularly.
It is important to remember that core values are not set in stone. They should constantly be evolving to reflect the school’s culture and the needs of its students. To create a core values document that will be successful, you will need the help of your school’s leadership team. They should be able to provide you with input on what values are important to the school and how they should be expressed.
Once you have created your core values document, it is important to start enforcing them. This can be done through policies and procedures, teacher training, and student reinforcement. It is also important to periodically review and revise the document to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.