"The behaviour of pupils and school's work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding..."
At Burneston Primary we value and respect our children's views. We put our pupils at the centre of the school community and learning. Through our active school council, children can have a definite say in how they would like our school to develop, for example: helping to shape how they learn, developing the playground and contributing to the appointment of new teachers.
The rule of law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the values and reasons behind rules, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when rules are broken. Visits from outside agencies such as the Police and Fire Service and out of school to Crucial Crew are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.
Within Burneston Primary School, the children are actively encouraged to make independent choices knowing that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights, responsibilities and personal freedoms and receive advice about how to exercise these safely. Whether it be through choice of level of challenge, how to answer a question or which of our extra-curricular opportunities to take part in, the pupils are encouraged and given the freedom to make a choice and are supported in living with it. In this way, it is the aim of Burneston Primary School to start the journey that each child will be able to evaluate the society in which they live and to make informed, independent choices that are characteristic of a good citizen.
Respect is at the core of our school ethos and is modelled by pupils and staff alike. The school promotes respect for others and this is reiterated through our policies and practices. In line with our commitment to democracy, children at Burneston Primary School are always able to voice their opinions and listen to each other. We foster an environment where pupils feel safe to disagree with each other.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At Burneston Primary School this is achieved through equipping pupils with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community. We actively look for opportunities from which our children gain valuable We ensure that pupils learn about the main faiths represented in modern Britain and plan for visits and experience of other cultures and languages.