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Our School Values

At Trinity Primary School we are committed to a values-led curriculum where we actively seek opportunities to promote good citizenship. This is rooted in our Christian values of compassion, courage, forgiveness, friendship, generosity, justice, perseverance, respect, service, thankfulness, trust, and truthfulness.

 

We promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These are fostered and nurtured as part of our broad and balanced curriculum, through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision, and through the ethos of the school. These areas are also inter-linked and are supported by our core Christian values.

 

DEMOCRACY:

  • House Captain elections each year involving the whole school
  • Community groups are semi-run by the children and enable a process of democracy within the planning of projects and activities, eg. School Council Parliament Awards project
  • Knowledge of the British Parliamentary system and the election process
  • Our PSHE scheme of work includes work on ‘British Values’ and is regularly updated

 

THE RULE OF LAW:

  • Class contracts at the beginning of each year
  • Fostering an understanding that choices and sanctions are linked through our behaviour policy
  • Involvement of our PCSOs and local police
  • Study of the curriculum in aspects of history, geography, religious education, etc
  • Opportunities to use ‘Critical Skills’ in learning
  • Opportunities to develop empathy through debate, hot-seating and other techniques

 

INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY:

  • Choices about community groups, clubs, friendships, etc
  • Children are encouraged to select the challenge level of their work
  • Understanding of what ‘Being Safe’ means in school and beyond
  • Worship themes that include global and local dilemmas, news and situations

 

MUTUAL RESPECT:

  • This is rooted in our core values and referred to as part of our behaviour management
  • Celebration worship on Fridays celebrate all achievements at many different levels
  • Our daily worship time fosters respect within and beyond our school
  • Frequent visitors in school who are treated with respect
  • Lunchtime ‘super-helpers’ acknowledged for their part in our school community
  • Opportunities for children to work together in all aspects of the curriculum
  • Opportunities to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural activity
  • Diversity is celebrated through curriculum work and in unplanned opportunities

 

TOLERANCE OF THOSE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS AND BELIEFS:

  • Our RE curriculum is excellent, achieved the RE Gold Award for excellence in learning about Christianity and other religions
  • Artefacts to support respect for all faiths have been purchased and are readily available
  • Our curriculum acknowledges the variety of festivals throughout the year
  • Children have opportunities to explore their own thinking around faith. Staff respect children’s opinions and their voice and model this to all children and our school community
  • Children are not ‘forced’ to pray, but are expected to respect the right of others to pray when this opportunity is presented
Here are some ideas which you may like to use for promoting our twelve school values and others. Please let us know of any other ideas you have.
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