At St Boniface’s RC Primary School we provide an education for the whole person where our children are nurtured in character, wisdom and values, so that they can aspire not to have more but to be more and so make a positive difference in their community and in God's world.
We centre our school life around our Catholic Virtues:
Our virtues influence our approach to everything we do and our attitude towards others. Every member of our school community holds these virtues with utmost importance. These virtues should be visible in our work with others, at playtimes, in the classroom and within our community. They are steeped in gospel teaching and reflect the kind of person Jesus was and the person he wants us to be.
British Values at St Boniface’s RC Primary School
The UK Government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. The DfE has recently reinforced the need 'to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values.' These are:
All adults listen to the views of the pupils and value their opinions. Pupils have further opportunity to have their voices heard through our GIFT team, Pupil council, Eco council and Sports council.
The Rule of Law:
The importance of laws and rules are consistently reinforced in the classroom, as well as through school assemblies. Pupils are taught to understand the need for laws - that they are there for individual protection, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Pupils follow a positive behaviour policy and clearly understand the rewards and sanctions that are used. Assemblies and discussions in class focus on recognising right from wrong.
Pupils are encouraged to be independent learners, constantly making choices, within a safe and supportive environment. Developing their self-esteem and self-confidence is very important. Pupils are encouraged to understand their personal freedoms and are taught how to use these rights to best effect. All pupils are given regular opportunities to support charities. They are taught consideration for others through our Religious Education curriculum and PSHE lessons in particular. Through out relationships education, PSHE, online safety teaching and discussions about personal safety are enabling them to make choices in a safe manner.
Through our focus on catholic virtues, assemblies regularly promote respect for others and the importance of good manners. All pupils are taught the importance of self-respect, honest and open communication with others and fair play. Pupils work collaboratively and value others’ opinions.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
As a Catholic worshipping community, pupils are reminded of their place in a culturally diverse society. This is achieved through our Religious Education curriculum and the spiritual life of the school. Assemblies, class work and a whole school emphasis on Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education (SMSC)helps promote the diversity of society and the right for each person to be respected and valued equally regardless of ability, gender, faith, heritage or race.