St Peter & St Paul 
Church of England Primary School

Wainfleet Road, Burgh le Marsh, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 5ED Tel. 01754 810241 Email. enquiries@burghschool.org.uk

Our Aims and Values

Striving for excellence together in a caring Christian community

Our school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian and British values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

In 2011, the Government defined British Values as:

  • democracy,
  • the rule of law,
  • individual liberty,
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.

We promote these values through our own school values, worship, curriculum and enrichment activities.

Our School Core Values

Respect

Compassion

Courage

Overview of 2 Year Plan

2015/16

Christian Value Focus British Value Link SEAL PSHE Link

Autumn

Term 1
Thankfulness Democracy New beginnings
Autumn Term 2 Community Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs Anti-Bullying & e-safety
Spring Term 3 Hope Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs Going for Goals
Spring Term 4 Courage and Self sacrifice Individual Liberty Relationships
Summer Term 5 Justice Rule of law Good to be me
Summer Term 6 Compassion Mutual Respect Moving On

2016/17

Christian Value Focus British Value Link SEAL PSHE Link

Autumn

Term 1
Thankfulness Mutual Respect New beginnings
Autumn Term 2 Service Individual Liberty Anti-Bullying & e-safety
Spring Term 3 Love Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs Relationships
Spring Term 4 Compassion Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs Going for Goals
Summer Term 5 Courage and Self sacrifice Rule of law Good to be me
Summer Term 6 Peace Democracy Moving On

British Values

Value How we promote the value in school

Democracy

Links to school values:

Thankfulness, Respect, Peace

UN Rights of a child Article 12:

Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them and to have their opinions taken into account.

  • We have an annually elected school council and elected team captains which is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.
  • We encourage volunteering in and out of school. This includes sports leaders, lunch helpers, playground buddies and young leaders. As a school community we also raise money for local, regional, national and international charities.
  • The beginnings of democracy are taught as part of the history curriculum through historical research of Ancient Greek civilisation.
  • Democracy is also promoted through PSHE lessons and worships.

The Rule of Law

Links to school values:

Respect, Co-operation, Courage, Justice

UN Rights of a child Article 19:

Governments should ensure children are properly cared for and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who look after them.

  • Our school Behaviour Policy reflects our high expectations for pupil and staff conduct. There are rewards for positive behaviour and demonstrating our core values through “Pupils of the Week” Awards shared with the whole school community.
  • Through our school assemblies, PSHE and circle time children are taught how to trust, respect and develop a strong sense of morality, knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing or making the right choice even when it is hard.
  • The school elects Junior Police Cadets who work with the local PCSO to encourage positive choices.
  • The local PCSO regularly visits the school to talk to the children and explain about their role in society and visits have been made by local police as well as groups visiting the Police Station in Skegness.

Individual Liberty

Links to school values:

Respect, Courage, Self-sacrifice

UN Rights of a child Article 31:

All children have a right to relax and play and to join in a wide range of activities. UN Rights of a child Article 15: Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. .

  • Through our school values and PSHE SEAL program, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration. The children are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests across broader areas eg. Sport, performing arts, music, etc.
  • The SEAL program has specific units relating to individual liberty including “Good to be Me!”
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including e-safety, child protection, stranger danger, Bikability, Road Safety and First Aid. This is done through computing lessons, PSHE, Worship and outside organisations including NSPCC, Road Safety Partnership, St John’s Ambulance.

Mutual Respect

Links to school values:

Respect, Friendship, Compassion

UN Rights of a child Article 2:

The convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say and whatever type of family they come from.

UN Rights of a child Article 30:

Children have a right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whenever these are shared by the majority of people in the country or not.

  • Our school Behaviour Policy and Single Equality Policy reflect our high expectations for pupil and staff conduct.
  • Through our school Christian values, SEAL scheme, PSHE and circle time children are taught to respect each other, to be co-operative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.
  • The SEAL theme of “Getting on and falling out” explores these issues further.
  • Mutual respect is also addressed through worships and sessions to support children within our setting with Special Educational Needs or disabilities.
  • As the school’s diversity has changed opportunities to link to customs and traditions have been furthered linking to cultural diversity events eg. Chinese New Year, Diwali etc which has allowed for families to share their customs with classes within the school as well as outside support.

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Links to school values:

Respect, Community, Hope, Love / Compassion

UN Rights of a child Article 14:

Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practice their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights.

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Single Equality Plan.
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus. Children learn about and from different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals. The children’s work is displayed around school.
  • This is supplemented through cultural and faith diversity weeks in school where we mark Christian and other faith festivals such as Diwali and Chinese New Year.
  • Visits are made by local religious leaders regularly (Father Terry every Friday and Pastor Colin Bowden every fortnight) and those not within our immediate locality are co-ordinated for visits by our RE leader (eg, Jewish faith visitor, Hindu visitor etc)

Our Aims

We aim to:

  • Provide a happy and stimulating learning environment which promotes curiosity, creativity, enjoyment and interest in all aspects of learning;
  • Provide an environment that is safe and secure for all members of the school community;
  • Help children fulfil their potential by acquiring relevant knowledge, skills and practical abilities and by developing their confidence;
  • Develop lively and enquiring minds by encouraging children’s natural curiosity and imagination;
  • Reflect and promote the values and teaching of the Christian faith (whilst respecting other cultures and beliefs) and maintain close links to the church;
  • Provide high quality education suitable for the needs of each child, using a wide range of teaching methods and experiences;
  • Maintain high standards of work, behaviour and self discipline;
  • Provide a personal and social education which will encourage children to become independent, confident, self-disciplined and motivated;
  • Help children understand the world in which they live, its social and economic order and the interdependence of individuals, communities and nations;
  • Promote good physical, emotional and mental health experiences to enable everyone in the school to enjoy a healthy lifestyle;
  • Support all members of the school staff to be confident in their respective roles, working together as a team, co-ordinated by effective leadership;
  • To establish effective partnerships between home, school, church and the community that are fundamental to the well being of the children and the successes of the school