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Ambler’s values are used to help everyone in the School and Children’s Centre to ‘Achieve More’.

According to Juliet Benis, Headteacher of the School and Children’s Centre:

“At Ambler, it’s our job to help children achieve their dreams. We’ve improved standards year-on-year but we always want to do better. So we asked staff, governors, children and their families to consider what values and behaviours would help us to ‘Achieve More‘.

“We decided on six core values: determination, resilience, enthusiasm, ambition, motivation and self-belief. As well as collectively spelling out the word ‘DREAMS‘, each value has its own symbol to help the children remember them.”

This ethos was launched in January 2014, and since then our staff have been working with the children and adults at Ambler to develop a deep understanding of each value and the associated behaviours so they can ‘Achieve More‘.

Determination

Determination

You can show determination by:

  • Trying your best
  • Working hard in anything you find difficult
  • Focusing on specific steps or targets
  • Breaking your goal down into small steps
  • Taking one step at a time if necessary
  • Accepting that some goals require hard work
  • Being persistent and tenacious

Resilience

Resilience

You can show resilience by:

  • Never giving up
  • Persevering when working towards your goal
  • Trying to achieve your personal best
  • Overcoming the fear of failure
  • Keep on going even when it gets tough
  • Having the ability to problem solve
  • Bouncing back from obstacles

Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm

You can show enthusiasm by:

  • Putting all your energy into anything you do
  • Being passionate about what you are doing
  • Supporting and encouraging others
  • Showing positive body language: smiling
  • Taking a keen interest in any task even though it may seem difficult
  • Participating positively in all activities

Ambition

Ambition

You can show ambition by:

  • Identifying and aiming for a goal
  • Knowing the steps to achieving your goal
  • Pushing and extending yourself
  • Believing that nothing is impossible
  • Keeping focused on the ‘big picture’
  • Articulating your ambition and your progress
  • Knowing there are different routes to success

Motivation

Motivation

You can show motivation by:

  • Being prepared to work hard
  • Dealing with failure or setbacks positively
  • Really wanting to achieve success
  • Understanding why you are doing something
  • Being driven and keen
  • Accepting and understanding constructive criticism
  • Being aware of your own areas of development

Self-belief

Self belief

You can show self-belief by:

  • Showing bravery
  • Taking risks and trying new things
  • Recognising what you are good at
  • Having confidence that you will achieve
  • Saying ‘I can do this!’
  • Visualising yourself succeeding
  • Learning from your mistakes

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