We reinforce these in the following way:
Pupils are actively encouraged to have a voice and share their views and opinions regularly. Our active School Council is one such example. Every September we have an election when the candidates for class representatives on the School Council pitch their election manifesto to the rest of their class. A secret ballot ensues and the results are announced in a special assembly. The School Council representatives (1 per year group) meet regularly then take the ideas from the meeting back to their classes for discussion.
Every pupil also contributes their ideas to the composition of their own class rules every year. This sets ground rules for classroom conduct and establishes the standards of behaviour pupils can expect from each other over the year ahead.
All pupils also complete questionnaires, which provide them with the opportunity to share their views and suggest ways in which the School could be improved further.
Pupils are also encouraged to give their views regularly about a variety of topics through pupil voice interviews conducted by staff and governors.
The Rule of Law
The importance of law is consistently reinforced throughout the School day, 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.
Our School rules, which is referred to regularly and is consistently upheld, is a practical example of this.
Pupils are actively encouraged to make decisions and choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a School, we educate and provide boundaries for pupils to take risks and make choices safely. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our Online Safety and PSHE lessons.
Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, how they record their learning, participation in one of our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices and make decisions.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Pupils learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the School community are expected to treat each other with respect.
Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Spratton CE Primary School is situated in an area, which is not very culturally diverse; therefore, we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the pupils. RE and PSHE teaching reinforce this.
Each year the pupils explore one or two world faiths and/or worldviews alongside their learning about Christianity. By the time they leave us all pupils have learnt about the beliefs and practices of people of the following world faiths; Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. Members of different faith groups are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within the School and visits to places of worship are integrated into the curriculum.