The values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are promoted across the school through the delivery of our curriculum and specific sessions to develop pupils’ social and emotional understanding. We are proud of our weekly ‘belonging assemblies’ that promote religions and cultures from around the world by inviting in guest speakers who have life experiences to share.
Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. They are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.
Children have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our weekly Pupil Leadership time.
Rule of Law
The importance of the supportive framework of laws in which we live and thrive is consistently reinforced.
We have a simple school rule: To SHINE and be kind.
Children are taught the value and reasons behind the school rule, that they are there for our well-being; the responsibilities that this entails and the consequences when rules are broken.
Children are actively encouraged to make and manage choices, within a safe and supportive environment. We provide the boundaries and structure for our children to make choices safely.
Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; for example, through e-safety and SCARF lessons.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Pupils are provided with frequent opportunities to understand the value of diversity in school and the wider community. Belonging assemblies are held weekly and explore ways of life and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. This is reinforced by teaching of RE and SCARF, designed to allow children to develop an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.