The Rule of Law
An important part of British values is the understanding that any society or community can only work well, and protect all its members, if there are rules which everyone is expected to follow.
The importance of the rule of law is embedded in our school’s three core values:
C1 We respect our children’s individuality, encourage creativity and support every child to make the most of their abilities.
Children are taught that it is important to have rules, to ensure fairness and safety for everyone. They are encouraged to participate in discussing their class rules. They know that they are expected to obey rules within school, and that there may be sanctions if they do not do so. Children understand the school rules, the reasons behind them, and that they are fair.
C2 We want our pupils to leave our school as a well educated, self confident and caring member of society.
Children are taught to respect authority, and are given the opportunity to learn about the roles of authority figures within our society through visits and assemblies. They understand that there are people who do not keep the rules, and that they must take steps to keep themselves and others safe. Children are taught the importance of road safety, through schemes such as ‘Bikeability’, and e-safety.
C3 We promote equality of opportunity for all, irrespective of gender, race, creed, ability or disability.
Children are encouraged to take an active part in promoting the rule of law, through a variety of roles within school, such as Junior Road Safety Officers, and monitors for a range of areas within school. Children understand that rules and laws apply equally to everyone, and they see this in action in school every day.