Longford C of E Primary School is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school plays in promoting these values, alongside our school values.
Democracy is an important value at our school.
Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our Pupil Leadership Team, who meet with class ambassadors. The meetings allow children to debate topics of interest and express their views. Our children exercise their democratic rights by suggesting ideas and their contributing towards school life.
Children have regular opportunities where they are able to put forward their views about school. The Pupil Leadership Team plays an active role in our whole school vision and the progress made towards the achievement of it.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout school day.
School rules and expectations are clear and fair. Pupils are always helped to distinguish right from wrong, whether in the classroom, during assemblies, in the playground and outside in our community. Children are encouraged to respect the law and consequences of not doing so are discussed. Our PSHE curriculum helps promote these laws too. Our anti-bullying policy sets a zero-tolerance baseline for any form of aggression, abuse or violence. This extends to pupils, staff, parents, carers and all stakeholders. Our behaviour policy details clear steps for when sanctions are required in school.
Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Pupils have key roles and responsibilities in schools and they are able to show independence in their learning , being allowed to think for themselves. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms, for example, through online safety and PSHE lessons.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Although, we are a Church of England school, we still believe the teaching of different faiths and beliefs to be of high importance. This takes place through our curriculum topics, RE lessons and informal discussions, where discussions about differing faiths, religions and cultures take place.
Children are encouraged to understand and respect their own identity and to be proud of who they are. Our school gives pupils the opportunity to discuss and respect differences between people, such as differences in faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and also family situations.
All members of our school community treat each other with respect irrespective of their race, faith, gender or disability. Respect is one of our core values and is woven throughout and embedded within school life. Mutual respect is a value learnt from an early age at our school and is constantly revisited and discussed.
Children learn about topics linked to our British Values e.g. Remembrance, Harvest and diversity