At St Peter's we believe that schools have a moral purpose and that we should encourage our pupils to become responsible citizens who contribute positively to society. The philosophy, ethos and values of our school are based on respect, compassion, kindness and tolerance. We promote these values through everything that we say and do.
The Government defines British values as:
The Rule of Law
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
These values fit within the school's values and are promoted and supported throughout the curriculum and through our attitudes and relationships.
Some of the ways that we promote are values include
School council -Pupils elect the members who then represent their class at meetings .
Curriculum- RE lessons provide opportunities to learn about many different faiths and beliefs. PSHE lessons focus on rights, responsibilities and making good choices .
Assemblies cover stories from many faiths and cultures .
Discussions and mock elections are held to coincide with local and national elections .
Our equal opportunities statement ensure that no group is discriminated against .
Multi-cultural themed weeks are held .
Ciircle times and restorative conversations are used to bring issues out into the open and strengthen relationships .
The children are encouraged to become responsible citizens through charitable work and fundraising.
The curriculum at St Peter's Primary School comprises all the learning and other development opportunities that pupils experience at the school. We aim to provide our pupils with a broad, balanced education, develop them to fulfil their potential and nurture them into good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to each other, their family, society and the world of work. British Values underpin our ethos and curriculum.
We believe that education, at home and at school, is a route to moral, social, cultural, spiritual, physical and mental development, and thus the well-being of everyone. Education should also reaffirm our commitment to the virtues of truth, justice, honesty and sense of knowing right from wrong.
We continuously explore and reference British Values within our collective worship. These are shown in our Collective Worship Floorbooks.
We show the children how each of the British Values are engrained into life at St Peter's.
Ultimately, as a school we decided that our golden rule was to be kind, caring, compassionate and respectful to everybody.