At Albrighton Primary School, our children learn values to prepare themselves for life in Modern Day Britain, through a rich and broad curriculum, assemblies, excellence and enjoyment events and a wide range of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural opportunities.
We promote collaboration at Albrighton, where different opinions and all contributions are valued on a daily basis.
School Council, Safer School and ECO representatives put themselves forward, and are voted in annually by their class mates They actively work alongside each other and teachers to organise events/make improvements in school.
In 2014/15 we raised children's understanding of democracy, linking with the General election. Pupils across the school had opportunities to choose topics for debate and take part in a voting process.
Pupils are interviewed and audited as to their thoughts on their learning and school.
We aim to educate the 'whole child' ensuring confident adults of the future. To this end we actively promote freedom of choice, enabling independent learners who are encouraged to make choices.
We facilitate those choices within a safe and secure environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed decisions. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our ESafety and PSHE lessons.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Having a predominantly white British school population, it is important that we provide our pupils with a range of opportunities to appreciate faiths and cultures of others.
Pupils' experiences are enriched by families joining the school for short periods of time from Saudi Arabia and The Oman. Children overcome the language barrier to work and play together.
Different faiths and cultures are explored and celebrated in assemblies, and different aspects of the curriculum including RE, PSHE, Geography and History.
Focus events such as Multi-cultural weeks, The Olympics and Para Olympics and The World Cup all serve to enhance pupil understanding of the wider world around them.
Rule of the Law
Pupils at Albrighton understand the need for rules in school and out.
Children follow the 'Good to be Green' rules and understand the consequences of negative behaviour. They also know the importance of following playground rules and safety rules.
We use the PSHE curriculum to explore wider moral and social aspects and consequences of breaking rules and dangerous behaviour in the wider world.
Visits from the local police force and fire service help to re-inforce positive behaviour and actions.
Respect for each other underpins our whole school ethos. Adults and pupils listen to each other, value each others' opinions and speak respectfully to one another.
Assembly times and PSHE lessons in particular, provide us with opportunities to explore spiritual, moral social and cultural differences.
Themes such as Anti-bullying week and Black History allow children to understand the impact and consequences of negative behaviour towards others. Such events, we believe help prepare our children to become future upstanding citizens of the wider community.