GLF Schools

GLF Schools

Citizenship

Children in EYFS and KS1 take part in weekly citizenship lessons taught by Advanced Teaching Assistants. Our citizenship programme supports the development of the skills, attitudes, values and patterns of behaviour, which enable pupils to:

  • have a sense of purpose
  • value self and others
  • form relationships
  • make and act on informed decisions
  • communicate effectively
  • learn with others
  • respond to challenge
  • be an active partner in their own learning
  • be active citizens within the local community
  • explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • become healthy and fulfilled individuals

We recognise the role of values in providing our children with an understanding of what it means to be a good citizen. Values are at the heart of our school and guide our actions and decision making. We chose the Jammie Dodger biscuit as a symbol to help the children to remember them. The biscuit represents all our learning but the jam is the heart of the school.

Our key values are:

  • respect
  • responsibility
  • honesty
  • trust
  • co-operation
  • patience

The children are taught to use these in their everyday lives towards themselves, other people, creatures and their environment. These values are embedded as part of our daily practice as teachers, in assemblies and in the conversations we have with children. The British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith, run alongside our school values.