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Tolerance & Respect

Our aims and values make explicit our commitment to ‘providing a caring community where each child is encouraged and expected to show care, courtesy, tolerance and respect for others’.  We promote respect for individual differences in all areas of learning and interaction.

Pupils are taught and acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and others rights and ways of life.  A strong PSHCE curriculum assists pupils to make appropriate choices and they are able to reflect upon their feelings and actions, and those of others, extremely well.  The broader curriculum is planned to provide the children with opportunities to explore the diversity of our world where they show interest and tolerance.

We provide age appropriate opportunities to discuss differences between people such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations, such as looked-after children or young carers.

Tolerance of different faiths is explored and promoted through our Religious Education curriculum where pupils learn about different religions; for example beliefs, places of worship and festivals but also from different faiths; considering how to apply knowledge to their own life.  We have strong links with our local churches with regular visits by local religious leaders. Pupils also have the opportunity to visit places of worship linked to their curriculum work. 

Through showing mutual respect, pupils are able recognise similarities and be understanding and accepting of differences.  They are encouraged to recognise and challenge prejudicial and discriminatory behaviour.