This is a Good School

Ofsted says "Pupils achieve well and make good progress"

Teaching is good

"Teachers and TAs work together very well to support pupils' development."

Governance is strong

"Governors understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school"

Pupils achieve well

"They make good progress from their starting points in reading, writing and mathematics"

Pupils' behaviour is good

"They demonstrate high levels of respect and are considerate of each other's needs."

Curriculum design is inspiring

"It is complemented by an extensive range of enrichment activities"

Teaching is good

"Teachers and TAs work together very well to support pupils' development."

Pupils achieve well

"They make good progress from their starting points in reading, writing and mathematics"

Pupils' behaviour is good

"They demonstrate high levels of respect and are considerate of each other's needs."

British Values

The promotion of fundamental British values forms a key part of life at Leighterton school.   Each year the children decide upon their Class rules and the rights associated with these. In addition, the children have recently developed the SMART code, which sets out the ways in which all children in the school are expected to behave.

Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have an active school council with elected representatives from different year groups who meet regularly to discuss a range of topics and issues to ensure we remain a safe and positive community for all.  Here are some of the ways in which we actively promote each of the values.

 

Democracy

  • Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services
  • Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • Include in the curriculum information on the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain
  • Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school
  • Hold ‘elections’ for representatives of the school council, so they understand the equality of the process
  • Help pupils to express their views through class based debates in order to challenge and defend their views
  • Teach pupils how public services operate and how they are held to account  Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged

Rule of law

  • Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair based on our ABC at Leighterton
  • Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong
  • Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made
  • Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals including the pupils’ e-safety
  • Include visits from the police and magistrates in the curriculum including participation in the Stroud Schools Mock Trial competition
  • Teach pupils aspects of civil and criminal law and discuss some aspects of religious law
  • Develop approaches to resolve conflict

Individual liberty

  • Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights
  • Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence
  • Challenge stereotypes
  • Implement a strong anti-bullying culture

Respect and tolerance

  • Promote respect for individual differences
  • Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life
  • Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • Organise visits to places of worship
  • Develop critical personal thinking skills
  • Discuss differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations, such as children in care or young carers