Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


What does being honest mean?

Acknowledging when we are wrong and taking responsibility

If I am being Honest I can:

• Say hard things with kindness

• Be honest even when it’s difficult to be

• Be peaceful and calm and help others experience this

• Know honesty is more powerful

• Facilitate free, open and honest group discussion.

• Do what I say I am going to do.

• Not  opt out when things are difficult.

• Build trust with others.

• Take time with others to ensure that they feel valued and have been heard.

• Work hard to truly understand different people’s perspectives.


• Think about a time that you were honest (even if you didn’t want to be!)

• Think about a time when we were wrong – what happened? Could we do something differently next time?

• Think about something you find really important – now consider someone who feels the opposite and think about why that might be.

• Who would you describe as honest? Draw a picture of them and write down their characteristics

• Write an honest review – a book, a film, food you’ve eaten

• When watching a panel show, think about what you might say if you were the judge. How could you be honest but not hurt their feelings at the same time?