Opportunities are taken to hold mock elections to develop pupils understanding of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain. There is a strong School Council, in which pupils stand for election and make their own speeches. The school council meets regularly and have an active role in making changes and contributions to school life.
Children at Rainbow are taught the importance of laws whether they be those that govern the class, the school or the country. These are consistently reinforced as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws: that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. We work with the police, particularly community liaison.
Children at Rainbow are actively encouraged to make their own choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through of provision of a safe environment and an empowering education. Learners understand their individual rights and freedoms through a range of curriculum activities, for example through e-safety lessons, PHSE, circle time and after school clubs. It is important to us that children are confident to discuss issues and that staff are confident to manage potentially sensitive or challenging conversations. Avoiding difficult subjects does not address them, and misses opportunities to correct misunderstandings
Mutual respect and tolerance are key to the ethos of the school. This runs from everyday interactions through to assemblies, religious education and the ways in which conflicts are resolved.
The sense of being part of a larger community, of which we are proud and in which we play a useful part, is also developed through a range of events and opportunities, for example:
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