We actively promote British Values through RE, PSHE, Citizenship and Assemblies.
On a regular basis we hold class councils where children can discuss school related issues and make suggestions in class. These suggestions are then taken to the School Council which has 2 members from each class from Year 2 to 6.
Every year we hold mock elections where the pupils vote for class councillors from Year 2 to 6. These children then form the School Council.
The School Council have written a children’s version of the Anti-Bullying Policy.
Year 5 act as ‘Playground Pals’ and they organise games and activities for the infant children at lunch times. The Playground Pals have had formal training from Chorley School Sports Partnership.
Annually Year 5 receive a visit from a magistrate who talks to the class about their work. The children then have an opportunity to ask questions.
Annually Year 6 visit Chorley magistrates court and take part in a mock trial. Year 5 and Year 6 have listened to an assembly about Parliament and how it is structured. The children learned about how laws are made. Below are some photos of the Year 6 visit to the magistrates court.
The Rule of Law
Through citizenship lessons we teach the children about responsibility and criminal responsibility. We teach our children how to act responsibly in society towards all people of different faiths, religions and cultural backgrounds. We expect the children to abide by school rules and to always act with the utmost respect to everyone. Every October we present the Dean Thompson Memorial Shield for Respect. This is awarded to a Year 6 child who has shown the utmost respect to everyone from Reception class through to Year 6.
We actively encourage children to make safe choices and we place great importance on E-safety. We encourage all children to sign up for extra curricular clubs.
We have a strong school ethos based on good behaviour and respectful attitudes. All adults in school whatever their role challenge children about behaviour and attitudes and always praise and reward good behaviour. When children are wearing the Anderton School uniform they are representing our school-we expect children to act responsibly at all times, even when outside of school.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Through RE lessons and assemblies we enhance the children’s understanding of their place in a culturally rich and diverse society. We visit Religious centres and places of worship. We encourage visitors to school to lead assembly or teach lessons about different faiths. It is vital that children understand about their own community and beyond.