The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
At St Andrew's CE Infant School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
We listen to children’s and parent’s voice. Our school behaviour policy states clearly that children are expected to contribute and co-operate in the well-being of our school, and to take into account the views of others. Children often have the chance to have their own voices heard by voting and expressing opinions about what happens in their school and through our elected school council meetings.
The Rule of Law:
We consistently reinforce our high expectations of children. Children are taught the value and reasons behind our expectations (rules), that they are there to protect us and help us to work together, that everyone has a responsibility and that there are consequences when rules are broken. These are related to our responsibilities in the wider community.
Our school ethos and behaviour policy revolve around values such as ‘respect’, and children are modelled this by caring, sharing and listening to others. Adults help children to understand how to respect by talking about how actions/words can affect others and encouraging children to act with respect to each other. Our community involvement, such as harvest giving or donating to the Leyland Food Bank, enables children to show respect and generosity to others outside our school community.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
Our broad curriculum and assemblies seek to enhance pupils' understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society, along with discussions, visits to places of worship, visitors and the modelling of a tolerant and accepting attitude to all faiths. The diversity of faith backgrounds of our children is acknowledged and different festivals are learnt about and celebrated.
Within school, children 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 children to make choices safely, through our provision of a safe environment and empowering teaching. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and the responsibilities that come with choice.
We enjoy skipping, playing with our friends and singing. Honeybees 2021
We enjoy helping each other, playing with our friends and learning. Kingfishers 2021
We enjoy Worship, Reading, English and Lunchtime. Dragonflies 2021
We enjoy playing outside with our friends and helping each other. Owls 2021
We enjoy playing outside, learning new things and helping people when they are hurt. Butterflies 2021
We enjoy drawing, playing with Lego, reading and playing with our friends. Ladybirds 2021
I like school. Child. 2021
I have found St Andrew's to be a nurturing, caring and flourishing environment for my daughter. Parent 2021
Christian values are at the heart of school life, where teachers encourage and develop the children to be loving, caring and to be the best they can, giving them a good education whilst preparing them to move forward in their school journey.Parent 2021