At Thorney Island Community Primary School we are committed to
'ensuring our children become valuable and fully rounded members
of society, who treat others with respect and tolerance,
regardless of background’.
Through actively promoting and embedding the fundamental British
Values of democracy; rule of law; individual liberty; mutual
respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and
beliefs, we aim to prepare our pupils for life in modern
Pupils are given an opportunity to voice opinions and be
involved in decision making through school councils.
All children are listened to and encouraged to express their
The school actively promotes the democratic process; pupils are
involved in ‘elections’ for school councils and other roles
Pupil voice is expressed through annual questionnaires on both
school life and specific curriculum areas.
Children agree on their ‘class charter’ at the beginning of each
year and this is displayed and actively used by pupils and
adults as to what is agreed acceptable behaviour.
Rule of Law
School rules and expectations are clear and fair
The importance of laws and rules, whether those that govern the
class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced
and pupils are supported in distinguishing right from wrong.
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.
Visits from the police, fire service etc. are regular
occurrences in school and help reinforce the message of
respecting the law
We are committed to praising children’s efforts. Children are
rewarded not only for achievement in curriculum areas, but for
also for good behaviour
The school supports children to develop their self-knowledge,
self-esteem and self-confidence.
Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour
and the consequences of making certain choices.
Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their
rights and personal freedoms. Through assemblies and PSHE
lessons pupils develop an understanding of the rule of law
around their rights and responsibilities.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance
The school ethos is based around the core Christian value of
The school promotes respect for and actively celebrates
individual differences whether faith, belief, ethnicity,
sexuality or disability.
The school helps children acquire an understanding of and
respect for both their own and other cultures and an
appreciation of their place in a culturally diverse society.
Prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour is challenged.