Our values of respect, honesty, friendship, ambition, cooperation and perseverance were chosen by our children and are embedded into every area of school life at Peartree. They help us understand how to behave towards each other and we expect everyone in our school community to live by these values.

“Pupils’ preparation for life in modern Britain is good because the school’s values, such as ‘respect’, fully incorporate British values. Pupils demonstrate a good understanding because they practise these values in the daily life of the school. ”

~ Ofsted, 2016.

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) and Fundamental British Values (FBV) are plotted throughout our curriculum.

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This is a fundamental part of school life in which everyone plays an equal part. Pupils are given opportunities to vote and are encouraged to put forward their ideas. Within the classroom, pupils are encouraged to share their opinions, as well as to listen to and respect the opinions of others.

The rule of law

The importance of laws and the reasons behind laws are consistently reinforced through school assemblies, class discussion and social interactions. Pupils are involved in the implementation of the Positive Learning Behaviour Policy. They learn that laws govern and protect; they learn the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

Individual liberty

Pupils are actively encouraged to make safe choices in a supportive environment. They are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record their work or participation in our numerous extracurricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices and express their views.

Mutual respect

Respect for each other is an essential part of our ethos at Peartree. Pupils take part in discussions and assemblies, and are constantly reminded about showing respect. This extends to conflict resolution situations. They are taught to respect the opinions of classmates during talk partner and group work discussions and when sharing their work with each other.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Peartree is a diverse and inclusive school, which values the different cultures and faiths of our pupils. Assemblies and discussions address prejudices and prejudice-based bullying. Children are given opportunities to learn about and experience cultures other than their own.

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