At our school our school's values of Hope, Courage, Love, Thankfulness, Trust and Forgiveness are at the heart of our curriculum and are tangible in the daily life of our school and contribute to a shared sense of community where all are valued as unique. British values are implicit in all we do and are explicitly reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Pupil voice plays a big part of life at our school. Children represent their class-mates. Our school council reps are elected in a class election and have opportunities to meet and to seek their class mates opinions on matters of importance. Pupil voice feedback is regularly sought through discussions with pupils throughout the year. We know that through involving children in these ways, we will sow the seeds for a more sophisticated understanding of democracy in the future. Teachers capitalise on opportunities for children to vote on decisions in class.
The Rule of Law
Our School Values underpin the ethos of the school, and guide our rules. We know that our children will encounter rules and laws throughout their entire lives. We want our children to understand that whether these laws govern the class, the school, the neighbourhood they live in, or the country, they are set for good reasons and must be adhered to. This understanding of rules is consistently reinforced through Collective Worship and our curriculum.
We invest a lot of time in creating a positive culture in our school, so children are in a safe environment where choices and freedoms are provided. We offer clubs which pupils have the freedom to choose from, based on their interests. Through our e-safety and PSHE lessons, we educate children on their rights and personal freedoms, as well as supporting them in recognising how to exercise these freedoms safely. We believe that valuing choice and freedom in daily school life will foster a value for individual liberty as the children embark upon their adult lives.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Our values, ethos and behaviour policy are founded on mutual respect. Our Restorative Approach is underpinned by mutual respect. Pupils are involved in discussions with others, and listen to others' points of view.
Our curriculum includes the study of all major religions, enabling pupils to understand and appreciate the different beliefs and faiths of others. Through our curriculum, we strive to demonstrate tolerance and help children become knowledgeable and understanding citizens who can build a better Britain for the future.