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At Lawrence we aim to foster a caring, sharing environment where a total commitment to equality and opportunities permeates the whole curriculum.
Every member of our school community, pupils, parents, staff, governors and friends are welcome, valued and respected regardless of race, gender or disability.
We aim to provide a secure, happy and stimulating learning environment in which the talents and abilities of our children are recognised and nurtured. Everyone within our school is given opportunities to achieve their full potential in all aspects of intellectual, spiritual, moral, social and physical development.
Our school proudly takes its place in our local community and we establish strong links between our children and their families and friends promoting attitudes of mutual respect and responsibility.
At Lawrence Community Primary School we value and celebrate the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all our pupils and families and celebrate together the British Values that underpin our school, our city and our country. We have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
One of our key aims at Lawrence is to ensure that all of our children are equipped with the skills and attitudes to become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.
To support this aim we include in our curriculum, and in other aspects of school life, objectives and activities that develop an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process. As a school lucky enough to have children and families from very many different cultures and faiths we promote a shared understanding we all have the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs and that this is protected in law and is a proper requirement for any compassionate society.
Our school’s vision statement maintains that within our school ‘everyone is valued’ and this idea of fairness for all encourages an acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated.
We believe and promote through all our actions, both within the curriculum and throughout all our activities, that differences in faiths or beliefs should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour and as a school community we challenge any type of discrimination that we identify.
Throughout our curriculum, but especially through PSHCE, Religious studies, History and our work with and in the community we:
include objectives and activities on the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries
ensure all pupils within our school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as a school council whose members are voted for by the pupils; ‘everyone is valued’
consider the role of extra-curricular activity, including any run directly by pupils, in promoting fundamental British values
We undertake a variety of events and lessons throughout our curriculum and through all areas of our school life that help us celebrate together, share and learn together all about these and all about each other.
Our motto is “Where everybody matters” and we find that this encompassing approach enriches everybody involved with our school. We teach and promotes respect and tolerance for the differences in our community and the wider world through all aspects of school life.
We have daily assemblies, either class Phase Key Stage or whole school which uphold traditional values of empathy, respect and tolerance. These are also taught within formal SEAL, PSHE and RE lessons and on an informal nature throughout the school days. Our expectations in this area are very high especially during play times, in the dinner hall and around the school… working together we can achieve anything.