Pupils are encouraged to become good citizens, by promoting independence and focusing on the development of the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning throughout their time at James Peacock.
Children learn about rights and responsibilities and are encouraged to think for themselves.
As a school, we take part in a number of charitable events, raising awareness of others and developing empathy and nurture. We also learn about current affairs weekly, discussing a wide range of events together.
Alongside rules and laws, we promote freedom of choice and the right to respectfully express views and beliefs. Through the provision of a safe, supportive environment and empowering education, we provide boundaries for our young pupils to make choices safely; for example:
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs:
We promote inclusion in all activities across school. Pupils work with a range of people and positive interactions are promoted. Staff and students model positive respect and pupils learn early on to let others know when they don’t like how they are being treated, “Please stop, I don’t like that.”
Strong links are established within the local and wider community and pupils participate in a variety of trips. Throughout the year, many are welcomed into school from a range of faiths and cultures.
At James Peacock we celebrate different faiths. We recognise that a large proportion of our school community are Christian, which makes us even more passionate about ensuring our children learn about and celebrate a wide range of faiths and beliefs.
We are a community where each person is respected and valued equally without regard to gender, faith, heritage or race. Cultural appreciation and development is threaded through our curriculum in EYFS and KS1. Pupils are encouraged to experience British culture through a range of experiences such as visitors to our school, visits to local places of worship and opportunities to take part in key National and community events.
Our pupils know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have, and to everything, whether it is a school resource, a religious belief or whatever. Children learn that their behaviour choices have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community should treat each other with respect.
This is also enhanced:
Children gather daily, either as a class, a key stage or the whole school. These times include carefully planned assemblies to deliver the key British Values themes or themes based on the social and emotional aspects of learning, assemblies to promote religious holidays or times to sing or reflect as a group.