The Department for Education have said they want 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 Perryfields we celebrate these values regularly in a range of ways:
Our pupils are encouraged to air views, debate issues and have a clear voice.
Through our curriculum children are taught about, and encouraged to respect, public institutions and services.
We regularly survey our pupils and parents to seek their views on a range of issues, most recently in connection with their happiness and sense of security at school.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Perryfields.
Pupils are taught the rules and values of the school.
Pupils are taught the reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. A special message is that our laws and values make us responsible and pleasant citizens of the future.
Pupils learn that breaking the laws of the class or the school has negative consequences. They also learn that following rules and behaving well and with respect for others is rewarded through numerous systems such as stickers, certificates, golden time, and praise.
We have regular visits from our local community police officers, fire and health services in order to reinforce these messages.
FACT: 100% of parents agree or strongly agree that their child feels safe at school!
At Perryfields, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Our children understand that they have rights and freedoms as a member of Modern Britain.
As a school we provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education.
Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-safety work and classroom discussions.
Perryfields has a robust anti bullying culture and clear behaviour policies in place.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Mutual respect and empathy are at the heart of our school ethos. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.
Our pupils understand that there are many faiths represented in Modern Britain and in our community too. We learn about the major world faiths to foster an understanding and acceptance of the beliefs of others.
Perryfields provides opportunities for the children to visit places of significant cultural interest and places of worship and we actively encourage visitors from a range of communities and organisations into school.