Democracy at Old Hall:
Children across the school are involved in democratic processes where they have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council and Pupil questionnaires.
School council representatives are elected by their peers and have a responsibility to report back to the rest of their class.
School Council have a suggestion box so that all children can contribute ideas.
Children are involved in the staff recruitment process.
We operate a fair and consistent Behaviour Policy with agreed rewards and sanctions.
In future we plan for: Children elect new School Council members. Also, we will have a school display about British Values.
The Rule of Law at Old Hall
The children learn that we are all subject to the Rule of Law which applies in this country. The importance of laws, as applicable to the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout the school day, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through assemblies.
The children understand how laws are there to protect us; keeping us safe. They acknowledge their responsibility to uphold laws and understand the consequences when laws are broken. Children are taught the rules of the school, the values and the reasons behind these rules, the responsibilities that they involve and the consequences they should expect when they are broken.
The school rules are prominently displayed in each classroom and at the beginning of each academic year, children make a class promise to obey by those rules.
Yearly parent/carers questionnaires include questions which relate to behaviour, safety etc.
Links with Police Officers and other services who support the importance of laws are made during our annual Aspirations Week.
Throughout the year, assemblies link to the law e.g. school rules, anti-bullying, e-safety.
Individual Liberty at Old Hall
Within 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 safely, through our provision of a safe environment. We encourage the children to express and justify their opinions; exercising their rights and personal freedoms. As a school, we celebrate every individual and children are treated from this viewpoint. Regular circle time, challenging activities and e-safety lessons enable the children to listen and make informed choices.
In the SummerTerm the children will explore Individual Liberty as a whole school British Values topic with activities supporting the UNICEF Rights and Responsibilities Agenda.
A range of after school activities are offered and the children are given the freedom to choose which they would like to attend. Children are also offered opportunities to participate in events within the community or with other schools e.g. sports matches, choir events and church services.
Children take on responsibilities such as School Council, Eco-Club and Travel Team.
We encourage participation in a number of charitable events e.g. Children in Need, Macmillan Coffee morning, Porch Boxes and PTA fund-raising events.
Mutual Respect/Tolerance at Old Hall
Our PSHE curriculum allows planned opportunities to develop topics such as getting on and falling out, going for goals, new beginnings, say no to bullying and good to be me.
Positive relationships are encouraged and modelled throughout the school i.e child-child, adult – child, adult - adult.
Anti-bullying assemblies and e-safety workshops allow children to explore how their behaviours affect others.
Our Religious Education curriculum enables children to develop an understanding of the main world religions and how beliefs impact on daily lives.
Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. We invite children and parents/carers to share home cultures in school.
Christianity is taught alongside Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism following the Bury locally agreed syllabus. We celebrate a range of festivals throughout the year e.g. Diwali, Chinese New Year, Hannukah.
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