We value and celebrate being part of Britain. We celebrate traditions, such as customs in the course of the year, for example Remembrance Day, the Nativity, visits to the Pantomime, the Queen’s Birthday.
Democracy is embedded at Raglan school. Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Council and through our House Teams and House Captains. The elections of the School Council and House Captains are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.
The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced. Our school has personal goals, which are deeply embedded in our work every day. Each child signs an E-safety agreement and each class discusses and sets its own class agreements 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. Our 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.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education. Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our P.S.H.E. lessons. Whether it is through choice of challenge; of how they record; of participation in our numerous extra- curricular activities; our pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
Respect is one of the core values of our school. Our pupils were fully involved in the creation of our vision statement in September 2016 and it is deeply embedded in all that we do at the school. We also follow the IPC, underpinning this learning are the personal goals of enquiry, adaptability, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, co operation and respect .The pupils know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big or small. The core value of Respect at Raglan Primary School underpins our work every day both in and out of the classroom.
Our core value of Respect ensures tolerance of those who have different faiths and beliefs. Raglan School enhances pupils understanding of different faiths and beliefs through religious education studies; P.S.H.E. work; participation in celebrations such as Diwali. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. Through this our pupils gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.