At Grove Road Primary School we promote 'British Values' through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education, our Rights Respecting Journey and through our PSHE curriculum, which is at the heart of everything we do. We recognise that these values support the development of the 'whole' child and are promoted by the whole school community and are reinforced regularly in the following ways:
All children are treated fairly and have a right to express their views and be listened to. Our pupils have the opportunity to be heard through our school council and through pupil questionnaires. Children are involved in democratic processes eg voting for school councillors in a ballot which introduces the children to the prinicipal of democratic elections.
Rule of Law:
We consistently reinforce our high expectations of our children. They are taught the value and the reasons behind our expectations that they are there to protect us, that everyone has a responsibility and that there are consequences when expectations are not followed.
This message is reinforced by visits from the community police who remind us that we all have a responsibility to follow laws and that there are consequences when laws are broken.
Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe, secure environment. At Grove Road Primary School we educate and provide boundaries for our children to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms. They are advised how to exercise these safely through our e-safety policy and PSHE lessons.
At Grove Road Primary School our school ethos is about equality and inclusivity and this is echoed through our work towards becoming a Rights Respecting School. All staff help children to understand our school charter and the rights which we hold dear. Through this children are taught how to respect by talking about how actions and words can affect others. Children take part in discussions where they are expected to treat the opinions and views of others with respect, even if they differ from their own.
Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs:
We aim to enhance children’s understanding of different faiths and beliefs by participating in a range of celebrations throughout the year. Children have the opportunity to dress-up in clothes and try different foods from other cultures and we encourage parents/carers to participate and support our multi-cultural events.