At Robins Lane Commumity Primary School, we promote British values through our core values in learning. British Values are taught and promoted in the following ways.
The Law Rules
Every school day, the staff promote high expectations that have been governed by the school, school council, Governors and Senior Leadership Team.These rules are continuously reinoforced in whole school assemblies, class charters and whole school behaviour iniatives such as our planet point system. Each class creates their own class rules to ensure fair and just systems of rewards and expectations in the classroom environment. We have visits from local authorities such as Police, Fire Services on a regular basis.
In order to celebrate and fair a democratic society, children across the school are able to vote for leaders in the following areas; Headboy and Headgirl, School Council, Healthy Heroes and Computing Ambassadors. School Councils meet on a regular basis with Pastoral Leaders and Senior Leadership to share their views and gain an understanding of how school is run on a daily basis. Governors will meet regulary with School Council during 'Learning Walks' that are held across the year. During planned English/Topic lessons, Staff give children the opportunity to take parts in class debates to discuss issues relating to their Topic. Examples include; Rules of Law in Year 5 and Debates related to Ancient Greece in Year 3. Children are also given the opportunity to freely discuss opinions and attitudes on a range of subjects during PSHE times throughout the school week.
As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young children to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Children 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 and PSHE lessons. Whether it is through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices. At lunchtime, children are given a range of healthy food options to choose from to promote their freedom of choice in school. At Robins Lane, we actively encourage children to share their views through pupil questionairres and feedback. We also encourage children to respect each other's views and opinions on all aspects of life including; learning, religions and beliefs.
In our school, respect for ourselves and for others is a crucial aspect of school life. We pride ourselves on children's awareness of respect for their peers and the adults within the school as well as any visitors that may come into the school. We promote responsibility and respect through weekly assemblies and lessons within our SEAL programme. Examples of this are the use of class / school monitors such as playground buddies / sports captains. The children take their additional roles and responsibilities seriously. As our Mission Statement says, Learning Together, Happy Together and this is what the staff and children all strive for each day in school. We want children to leave Robins Lane Primary with these core values that will allow them to flourish in society as they become young adults.
Tolerance in society- Faiths, Beliefs and Different Backgrounds
Through our curriculum, we learn about:
- Our history and heritage.
- Our Christian country and its place within the United Kingdom, Europe and the wider World
- The main world faiths and their place in our locality and beyond.
We follow the St. Helens agreed syllabus for Religious Education, learning about and respecting a wide range of religious beliefs. We enhance children’s understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice – based bullying have been followed and supported by our learning in RE and PSHE. We respect and welcome people of all faiths, cultures, abilities and backgrounds.