At Brambles Primary Academy these values are reinforced regularly in the following ways:
Each year the children in all classes decide upon their class rules and a class statement All children have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school.
We have a pupil council which meets regularly with the Principal to discuss issues raised in class. Children on the pupil council are voted in by their classmates following an election process. The council carries out its own surveys and knows that its opinion counts as it is involved in decision making and able to effect change within the school. Councilors will visit the local council chambers and meet local officials and decision makers such as the Mayor.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, such as those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Brambles Primary Academy. Pupils are taught from an early age to distinguish right from wrong and learn the expectations at Brambles. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind the expectations in school. They learn that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when the rules or laws are broken.
At Brambles Primary Academy, 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 pupils to make informed choices, within a safe environment and through an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety and PSHE lessons.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values and rules. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others and these are regularly reinforced through our behaviour policy. All members of the school community treat each other with respect. We are working towards our Rights Respecting award.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Brambles Primary Academy is becoming a more culturally diverse school community. We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons, PSHCE lessons and annual events reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Members of different faith groups and religions visit school and are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. The children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.