Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council and Pupil questionnaires. The elections of school councillors take place and are a democratic vote. The children give speeches and the class vote using a box and form to choose their candidate.
School Council Candidates give speeches to their class.
Rule of Law
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school collective worship. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police, Fire Service etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.
First News this week was discussing The Rule Of Law.
Why do some rules need to change. The children discussed in their classes about why new laws have been put in place due t the Covid 19 outbreak. How they feel and why they are important to keep us safe.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs.
Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around Core Values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Art around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safety, through of provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.