Children, parents and staff have many opportunities for their voices to be heard at Moor Nook School.
Each year the election of school council members takes place, this reflects our British electoral system and all pupils vote and the individuals with the majority are elected.
School council make decisions within our school. Other examples of how we promote the values of democracy are:
- Children have a voice in our school values
- They have opportunities to vote within school lessons
- Pupil's voice is incorporated into school life.
Rule of Law
The importance of law is taught within school in the context of classes, the whole school, or our country. Pupils are taught the values and reasons behind decisions and the consequences if they are broken.
This is reinforced in different ways:
- Each class has a code of conduct to ensure that school has a safe environment in which all pupils have the right to learn.
- The whole school behaviour policy is followed by all.
- Pupils have regular opportunities for reflection time.
- In RE lessons pupils have the opportunity to explore the rules of different faiths.
- During other subjects their respect and appreciation for different rules eg in sports lessons
- Visitors to the school such as police and firefighters.
Pupils at Moor Nook School are actively encouraged to make choices and the right to respectfully express views and beliefs in a safe and supporting environment. We promote this through:
- Choices about learning activities and challenges
- Choices about their participation in extra curricular clubs and opportunities
- Empowering children to make safe choices through e-safety, PSHE lessons
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Respect is one of our school values, children learn that their actions have an effect on their own rights and others. All members of the school community should treat each other with respect. We promote this through:
- Value assemblies and lessons such as respect, tolerance etc.
- PSHE lessons
- RE Curriculum
- Value based behaviour encouraged and modelled by all staff
Tolerance is another of our school values, children learn about this through assemblies, value lessons, RE and PSHE. As part of our RE curriculum each year group visits a place of worship to have the opportunity to develop their awareness and appreciation for other cultures, beliefs and faiths.