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British Values @ Lawrence Community Primary School

British Values in Our Lawrence Curriculum

Democracy is an integral part of our school life. Children have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our Student Council and Pupil questionnaires. Our children are consulted about, and involved in, many key decisions that are made at Lawrence Community Primary School.


The Rule of Law:
The importance of laws/rules, whether they be those that apply to a class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Children are taught the value and reasons behind laws/rules, that they direct and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities within our community are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.


Individual Liberty:
Within Lawrence Community Primary School, children 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 our children to make these choices safety, through of provision of a safe environment and empowering education; for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through their choice of challenge, how they record their learning, or their participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, children are given the freedom to make choices.


Mutual Respect:
Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens. Many of the Core Values are connected to Mutual Respect and our children take part in discussions and assemblies related to the values and how they can demonstrated. Displays around the school promote these values and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as in our behaviour policy