Mutual Respect and Tolerance
At Ranvilles Infant School we have our TREE values in place to help us to learn how to get on with and look after each other.
Our TREE values are:
Keeping safe is very important in our school and we discuss regularly in class and assemblies how the children can keep themselves safe. We are a Rights Respecting school and we respect other people's opinions, religions and cultures. At the beginning of each academic year we discuss children's rights and what this looks like in our world. Each class then designs a class charter which supports the children to learn about how we need to behave in school and the wider community. Each class also has a Tree where the children earn rewards for displaying our TREE values. We have Young Interpreters who help new children to settle into our school. Children who are bilingual are encouraged to share their first language. At Ranvilles Infant School we welcome a wide variety of visitors to enrich our curriculum.
We are lucky that adults can vote on the government in our country. We teach children about the importance of democracy and practise this in school in a variety of ways. The children vote for members of the school council and our Eco group. They have a say in what they would like to learn and find out about in our projects. In our Continuous Provision and Independent Project Learning the children have the opportunity to plan their own mini projects. When the children display the TREE values they receive rewards and are invited to take part in Tree Club. As a class the children get to vote on the activity for Tree Club. The children also have regular opportunities to express their opinions in the classroom, in philosophy for children and in assemblies. We have a clear progression map to teach RSHE in line with the statutory guidance and this links to the British Values.
When the children try their best and behave in accordance with our TREE values they receive rewards at school. This encourages self-esteem and a sense of pride in themselves. We invite our parents and carers to celebrate the children’s achievements with us in Well Done Assemblies and at the end of each project at our project celebrations. We celebrate children's individual talents in our well done assemblies and at other opportunities in our curriculum. Teachers ensure that all children access the curriculum, make excellent progress and achieve their full potential. This is achieved by careful planning, teaching and assessment.
Some children require extra support with their learning or to extend their learning further. This is personalised for each individual child through timely and structured interventions.
The Rule of Law
The laws in our country keep us all safe and happy. The law says that children have to attend school every day. By law parents should look after their children and protect them from harm. At school all adults have a duty of care to protect all the children and to follow the school’s policies that reflect this. Many of our families have a member serving in the armed forces and therefore we ensure that our children have a positive attitude towards the role they play in keeping our country at peace and to ensure the freedom that we have in the western world. We do this by celebrating the armed forces at our Red, White and Blue day where parents are invited to come and talk about the jobs they do. We have many strategies in place to support our forces families and the children are invited to be part of our Forces Friends Club.