Our children are given lots of opportunities to become responsible, respectful and active citizens who contribute positively to society. We ensure that pupils are provided with opportunities to demonstrate how democracy works through actively promoting the democratic processes. Each year, we hold an election for the school House Captains where all Year 6 children are given the opportunity to prepare a manifesto and deliver it to their Houses. After campaigning, the children can vote for their candidate and the results are announced in assembly. Student leaders in Y2-Y6 are also elected democratically and meetings are held regularly to ensure our pupils have a voice.
We help children celebrate differences and encourage each pupil to feel good about themselves, where they fit in the world and appreciate diversity in others. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures.
British values are taught alongside other curriculum areas, for example, within the PSHE curriculum, children learn how to be strong, active and tolerant members of society who have rights and responsibilities as a member of a diverse society. In Science and Maths, children are encouraged to show cooperation, sensitivity, and tolerance of each other during problem solving activities. In English, children read about mutual respect, tolerance and individual liberty.
Whole school assemblies are held, where children are encouraged to show mutual respect towards others. We also celebrate special days, such as Remembrance Day, national sporting events, religious festivals and key events in the calendar of the British Monarchy to acknowledge our British Culture.