All schools have a responsibility “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 Loose Primary School we promote these values in the following ways:
At the beginning of each year we think about school and our expectations and the rights and responsibilities associated with these. We have a School Council to which members are voted in each year by their peers. We understand that a place on the School Council comes with the responsibility of representing their peers’ needs and interests. We encourage children to be leaders throughout the school and we have a number of activities and responsibilities that are undertaken by the children. For example, we have Eco Councillors and Digital Leaders. Democracy is taught during assemblies and during circle times and class-based PSHE sessions.
The Rule of Law
Behaviour and safety at Loose are very good and we all know what is expected of us, why rules are so important, and what the consequences are if we do not follow them. We have a whole school approach to restorative justice, we develop the language and strategies to solve conflict and right wrongs. We understand that our behaviour and regard for the rules extends beyond the school itself, such as being school ambassadors whilst on school visits.
Loose is a safe place for children and cultivates an atmosphere in which children can make choices. From the very start of school-life we are encouraged to challenge our own learning.
The ethos of our school nurtures an understanding of mutual respect and it underpins the engaging and exciting teaching and learning that happens here. School life at Loose abides by our values including those of trust, determination and respect. The children and all staff understand our values and work in a manner that encourages everyone to achieve to their highest ability, ensuring that our “Potential is Limitless.” Assemblies are linked to our school and British values and we celebrate achievement, positive attitudes and hard work regularly. Learning and effort are highly respected across the school.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
We regularly hold whole-school assemblies to celebrate and learn about religious festivals that happen throughout the school year and our wonderful diverse society. Our core values ensure children develop compassion and respect for all.
Loose Primary School Values
With trust, we lead
With pride, we act
With respect, we serve
With compassion, we care
With determination, we excel
Potential is Limitless