At Lady Barn our five core values are:
These represent what we believe to be the qualities that everyone at Lady Barn should try to show.
Promoting British Values
How we promote British values
We have an elected School Council, Eco Council, Charity Council and Food Council. Children in Year 6 are elected as Head Girl and Boy, House Captains, Subject Captains and other positions of responsibility. Such elections are used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process. We also encourage volunteering in and out of school. This includes things like sports leaders, ICT support, lunch helpers, reading buddies and also raising money for local and national charities. Democracy is also discussed in PSHEE lessons and assemblies.
The rule of law
The school has its own clear set of ‘rules’ which we all have to follow, adults and children alike. There are rewards for exhibiting good and caring behaviour and consistent demonstration of our values is recognised through such things as ‘Star of the Week’ and ‘Pupil of the Week’ awards.
Through our school assemblies, circle time and PSHEE children are taught how to earn trust and respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing, even when it’s difficult.
Through our school values and the Jigsaw PSHEE program, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration. They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests in art, music, sport etc. Jigsaw has specific units relating to individual liberty including ‘Being Me in My World’.
Children are taught how to keep themselves safe and well, physically and emotionally, including online. This is done through PSHEE lessons, computing lessons, assemblies and visits from outside organisations such as Childline.
Children are taught to recognise and respect their own rights and as well as the rights of others.
Through our school’s values and through PSHEE lessons and assemblies, children are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.
Mutual respect is promoted through PSHEE lessons and assemblies. Our PSHEE curriculum is inclusive, and helps children to understand the importance of respecting those with different backgrounds, family structures, faiths and cultures. We also teach about respect for LGBT diversity.
We promote the ethos that, although we are all different, we are all equal and we all belong here at Lady Barn.
Understanding different faiths and beliefs
An understanding of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the Syllabus for Religious Education. Children learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals. The right to hold different beliefs, and the right to follow different religious traditions - as well as to have no religion - are also reinforced within the PSHEE curriculum and throughout our School.
The children's work on RE is often displayed in the classrooms or around the school. This is supplemented by assemblies (Key Stage and whole school), which also mark and celebrate significant religious festivals such as Ramadan and Diwali. Visits are made by local religious leaders and children have the opportunity to visit places of worship.