Children are encouraged to develop informed opinions, ideas and values and to judge how and when to express them appropriately in ways which sustain mutual respect. They practice democracy through the election of the School Council and house captains whereby the children and the elected members represent the views of all their peers.
Rule of law
Children learn to distinguish between right and wrong and to understand that all actions have consequences. They learn that there are boundaries around acceptable and unacceptable behaviours, and negotiate these through class contracts. Children are taught about self discipline, how to treat others and how important it is to accept agreed boundaries, even when they may not like them, but also to do the right thing even if it is not the easy thing to do.
Children are encouraged to see that they are unique individuals and important in their own right, as well as part of wider families, communities and society. The philosophy of our teaching and learning places emphasis on the right to have our own thoughts and views and to take responsibility for our words and actions in a context of mutual respect. Children are encouraged to develop independence and to think for themselves.
Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without faith
Mutual respect is fundamental to our ethos and underpins the work of the school. All members of our school are equally valued and respected. Respect for all people from all diverse backgrounds is actively promoted and celebrated.