SCHOOL VISION STATEMENT
Learning together, rooted in God, pupils at St Lawrence Church of England Primary School are easy to distinguish by the personal qualities they present. They are happy, confident, articulate children with a love of learning and a sense of service, who recognise and celebrate their own individuality and that of other members of our community. They are generous, kind and welcoming; they are forgiving and understand justice. With God by their side, they face the world with resilience, integrity and joy.
We teach our school values (in bold in the statement above) and British Values through PSHE, daily worship and our topic work in class when applicable. Our termly values (the cycle of which can be found HERE) are shared with parents through the school's weekly newsletter. Click HERE for further information on our school vision and values
At St Lawrence CE Primary School we uphold the British Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance. The values are explicitly taught through PSHE, Citizenship and RE, and are revisited and emphasised during worship. Our broad and balanced curriculum actively promotes British Values and the children's work is evidence of this. Actively promoting also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views. Children understand that living life through these values will help them to become fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background and will prepare them for life in modern Britain.
The Curriculum Overview in the "files" section below expalins how the fundamental British Values are embedded into our daily teaching practicies.
VALUES IN ACTION
RULE OF LAW - JUDGE VISIT - On Monday 20th November, Year 6 was visited by a judge. Judge Alex Durance facilitated a very interesting discussion on the British legal system- its role in upholding the British value of Rule of Law. He also explained the skills and qualities needed for being a barrister or judge. Year 6 listened well and asked many questions.