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British Values and School ethos

Platts Heath Primary School has a simple message,


Where small works


We truly believe that as a small school we ensure all our children are able to make progress  academically, morally and socially.


We have the same British values as all Primary schools in Britain:


Democracy - in our school we are able to vote to elect new class School Councillor or Eco Warrior representatives each academic year or when a vacancy arises. At every British election or voting opportunity (General, Referendum etc.) we also have a chance to vote on a similar important matter. In June 2016, the school overwhelmingly voted to 'KEEP THE SACK RACE' in the school Sports Day as our own version of an 'in/out' referendum.


The Rule of Law - in our school there are class rules, devised and signed by each class. We also have three school rules:


Be Safe

Be Fair

Learn and Care

Both class and school rules are upheld through our Behaviour Policy


Individual Liberty - in our school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.


Mutual Respect - In our school mutual respect is modelled by the staff’s own conduct and is reiterated through our school in the classroom and playground as well as in our behaviour policy.


Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith - in our school this is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. We learn about different faiths and beliefs in our RE lessons and members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within the school.