- facilitating a democratic process for electing the school council and the running of the council.
- teaching about the democratic process in Britain, at both a local and national level. We teach about communities and pressure groups, how children can participate in these and make changes to life at all levels from local to global.
- Meetings of the School Nutrition and Action Group.
- Using the democratic process to elect the Governing body.
The Rule of Law:
- teaching children an understanding of human rights, in particular the UNICEF rights of the child, as part of becoming a Rights Respecting School.
- implementing our school and class charters which have clear and agreed statements, and ensuring that the children know their own right and respect the rights of others.
- teaching children to learn about the process of law-making and the part that citizens can play in that process.
- Visits from the Police, Ben and Jet, Fire Officer and pupils visit the Safety Carousel in Year 5.
- implementing our procedures and protocols for dealing with the very rare incidents of racial, homophobic and other forms of discrimination, which demonstrates to pupils that we take these issues very seriously, mirroring the attitudes of British society.
- teaching our RE and PSHE curriculum, which inculcates values of understanding, tolerance and respect for others, including those of other faiths.
- teaching children an understanding of human rights, in particular the UNICEF rights of the child, as part of becoming a Rights Respecting School through assemblies and class lessons.
- providing our extra-curricular provision, which offers equal opportunities for boys and girls in sport and other areas.
- directing part of our Pupil Premium funding to ensure that pupils from less advantaged families have similar opportunities to their more advantaged peers to engage in school life.
- holding discussions in PSHE, RE, English and other subjects, which allow children to develop respect for the opinions, values and beliefs of others.
Mutual respect of those of different faiths and beliefs:
- running themed assemblies.
- Through delivery of our R.E. and PSHE curriculum.
- Through our Modern Foreign language curriculum.
- Through celebrating British Customs such as Remembrance Day, Harvest Festival and Christmas services.
- Through celebrating the Chinese New Year.
- Through having student placements from Durham University who have a link to Hong Kong.
Developing personal and social responsibility:
- expecting children to responsibility in many ways in school including running the library, helping in getting assemblies ready, being playground leaders amongst others.
- expecting children to take responsibility in every class for a variety of roles which assist in the running of the classroom.
- encouraging children to have responsibility for their own possessions, behaviour and work, both at school and at home and to always do their personal best in all aspects of school life.
- training staff to deliver information about keeping safe on the internet to all our children and holding information sessions for parents about this.
Respect for British Institutions:
- celebrating many British festivals and special events, e.g. Christmas, Easter, World Book Day, Children in Need, Red-nose day, Harvest Festival etc
- regularly inviting representatives from various groups, such as Police, charities (such as People’s Kitchen) and the local church to visit our school and talk to the children in both lessons and assemblies.
- teaching about the structure and work of Parliament, keeping children informed of major and minor events which can be discussed.