We have identified 21 key character virtues that we explore and celebrate across the academic year. These are taught in assemblies and discussed in Circle Time.
Throughout the school we promote the following values that we believe to be central to life in modern Britain:
|Democracy||The School Council (CAT Team) that has two representatives from each class. These children are voted in at the start of each academic year. The CAT Team stands for the Community Action in Twerton Team and it meets regularly throughout the year ot help to improve the school.|
|Rule of Law||We have three School Rules: Safe, Respectful and Ready across the whole school and each class establishes their own Class Agreement at the start of the year. These are displayed prominently in the classroom and regularly referred to.Our Behaviour Policy is used consistently throughout the school.
The local police officer, PC Gary Peters, visits school regularly to take part in our Assemblies.
|Individual Liberty||We encourage children to think for themselves and to take responsibility for their actions. We treat children as individuals and strive to meet their particular needs. Our curriculum includes regular opportunities for children to ask questions and pursue their own interests. Pupil Voice and child initiated enquiry are central to the way children learn in the School.|
|Mutual Respect||We are an Inclusion School and we promote respect throughout our curriculum, policies and practice. We celebrate the achievements of children in our own community through termly Sharing Assemblies and Class Assemblies. We use Emotion Coaching to develop children’s Emotional Intelligence and to restore relationships along with Vital Relational Functions (Thrive Approach).|
|Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs||Our RE Curriculum enables children to explore the beliefs held by different members of our communities in multi-cultural Britain.We follow the agreed syllabus for Religious Studies in Somerset; Awareness Mystery and Value: http://www.amvsomerset.org.uk|