Birchwood Drive, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7NE

01322 522 151

office@joydens-wood-junior.kent.sch.uk

Joydens Wood Junior School

Our Vision and Values

Our Vision

At JWJS we want every child to be caring, positive and happy.  We aim to provide our children with an education that is creative and tailored to meet their individual needs.  We will nurture and encourage every one of our children so they reach their full potential. 

We plan learning so all our children can grow in self-confidence, think and solve problems independently and develop respect for people and the environment around them.

We want all our children to enjoy school and have the desire to be lifelong learners.

Our Values

Since 2013, our school has embedded Values based Education as part of our curriculum. Through this work our children are exposed to a range of values and principle behaviours that support them in their learning and life-long journey. We celebrate our values on a regular basis through assemblies, in class and throughout the school.  Our approach to teaching values is based on Values based Education (more information can be found here: https://www.valuesbasededucation.com/).

We moved to a four-year termly cycle in In September 2018.  We feel this approach allows for more learning opportunities, experiences and time to discuss and apply the values in our school community. Each term we learn, explore, understand and apply the values. The values are closely linked to British Values. Every child who joins JWJS at the beginning of Year 3 will have the opportunity to be nominated for each of our 24 values.

  1. Respect
  2. Love
  3. Understanding
  4. Tolerance           
  5. Simplicity       
  6. Appreciation
  7. Friendship           
  8. Peace & Patience
  9. Trust
  10. Simplicity               
  11. Caring 
  12. Integrity
  13. Freedom
  14. Independence 
  15. Honesty
  16. Creativity 
  17. Hope 
  18. Humility
  19. Respect 
  20. Thoughtfulness 
  21. Justice
  22. Quality
  23. Pride 
  24. Courage & Determination

At the end of each term, we have a special celebration assembly when every class has one pupil nominated to receive the value star badge and certificate.  The recipient of the star badge is someone who has gone above and beyond in understanding and applying the value.  Mums, dads and carers are invited to be in this assembly but our children do not find out they have been awarded the value until the actual assembly when they see their parents/carers in the audience.  The reasons why they are nominated is shared in front of the whole school and their photograph and certificate are displayed in our Values Hall of Fame for the next term.