One key theme of the Collaborative for 2016-17 is the development of The Kirkby Child. The fifteen schools are working together to develop an agreed set of core values and skills which our Collaborative community deems important for students to work towards both in and out of school.
The concept originated at Kirkby High School. Following the success of the concept with the school community at Kirkby High School the Headteachers of all the schools in Kirkby agreed this would be something to be adopted across the family of schools.
The Kirkby Schools Council has met twice to discuss and debate the concept. On 16th March all 14 school met to share their proposals for the values and pictorial representations. Over fifty different values were identified. Schools are now working within their communities to finalise decisions about the agreed set of values for all school in Kirkby. These will be further debated and agreed at the next meeting of the Kirkby Schools Council in April.
The Kirkby Child- thoughts from children at St Marie’s Catholic Primary School
Year2 – A child in Kirkby should always be sensible, respectful of others, and take pride in the area they live in.
Year 3 – The Kirkby child should be caring and honest. They should always tell the truth because honesty is the best policy.
Year 4 – A child in Kirkby should be kind to everyone they meet. They should be passionate about helping others.
Year 5 – patient, enthusiastic The Kirkby child should be patient, loving and understanding. They should always be enthusiastic towards helping others as well as themselves.
Year 6 – Being trustworthy is a quality that ever Kirkby child should have. They should be responsible and empathetic towards others. Every child in Kirkby should have high aspirations and aspire to do great things with their lives.
Examples of Kirkby Child ideas
Below you can see a range of the ideas generated by each school for the Kirkby Child.