We help children to remember the British Values through the thumb and finger model
Thumb – democracy – up or down to give opinion.
Index finger – Rule of Law – pointing
Middle finger – Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs – tallest finger pointing to God.
Ring Finger – Mutual respect – wedding ring – respect for other people
Little finger – Individual Liberty – sticks out on its own.
Our school is led by groups such as the Mini Governors and Ethos group. The members of these groups are voted for at different points in the year by pupils. They work hand in hand with the staff to raise standards and ensure that all children’s voices are heard. Each year all children complete a questionnaire and in all KS1 and KS2 classes. Children also know that their voice is respected and they feel valued in class, through worship and on a day to day basis. Children often speak to staff about ideas that they have or share concerns or worries openly.
Rules of Law
Consequences of your actions.
Right & Wrong We have a very strong but positive behaviour policy which is based around conscious discipline and restorative practice. There is a clear approach with high expectations of all. Reinforced discussion each week during worship ensures that we not only modelling good behaviours but we openly discuss right and wrong actions as part of our learning. If a child ever breaks rules or behaves in a way contrary to our expectations, pupils are taught to understand that their negative behaviour has an impact on others but we also explore their behaviour as a means of communication and work together to evaluate the situation and use reflective practice to consider next steps and further actions together.
We provide a safe and supportive environment in which we encourage all to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms while respecting that everyone else also has those same rights. Pupils are encouraged to make good choices within safe boundaries. They are given opportunities to resolve conflicts effectively.
Caring, sharing and listening to others. We believe that respect for others is a vital component of moral development. We encourage open discussions in all areas but particularly in lessons which promote citizenship such as PSHE. We actively support all to develop their own reasoned views about moral and ethical issues . We encourage all pupils to understand that they have rights and responsibilities as citizens within the wider community. We support a number of charities throughout the year through our Care in the Community projects such as Christmas PJs for hospitals, Bags2Riches (collecting for Ukraine) and the children have a clear understanding that there are people less fortunate than themselves.
Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
Although we are a church school it is important to us to promote the understanding and appreciation of different faiths and cultures both within our society and the wider world. We encourage our children to learn about different cultures and religions, in order to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of them. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum that reinforces British Values and cultural and religious understanding and tolerance. We actively monitor and tackle all forms of bullying and harassment (this includes cyber bullying, prejudice-based bullying related to appearance, SEN, sex, race, religion and belief, disability & gender. We have a very positive ethos which enables children to develop self-confidence and to feel part of our special community. We actively promote courtesy and good manners towards all.