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Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they may be those of each class, the school, or our country are referred to and reinforced, such as through Worship and when reflecting on behaviour choices.  Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind decisions, and the consequences if they are broken. At the start of the school year, a class might discuss and set its own Class Rules, a set of principles that are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment.

Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves, and the consequences when laws are broken. These values are reinforced in different ways:

This is reinforced in different ways:

  • Each class discusses their class rules, clearly understood by all to ensure that they have a safe environment in which all pupils have a right to learn
  • The whole school behaviour policy is clearly structured and publicised and followed by all. 
  • Pupils have regular opportunities to reflect, for example, on their choices during Collective Worship.
  • Collective Worship covers national and International events and explicitly link these to British values
  • In RE lessons, Pupils have the opportunities to explore the rules of particular faiths
  • During other subjects, their respect and appreciation for different rules e.g. in sports lessons, competitions.
  • teaching children an understanding of human rights, in particular the UNICEF rights of the child.
  • implementing our school and class rules which have clear and agreed statements, and ensuring that the children know their own right and respect the rights of others.
  • teaching children to learn about the process of law-making and the part that citizens can play in that process.
  • implementing our procedures and protocols for dealing with any behavioural or bullying issues and the very rare incidents of racial, homophobic and other forms of discrimination, which demonstrates to pupils that we take these issues very seriously, mirroring the attitudes of British society.