We believe it is the responsibility of everyone to maintain a safe, happy and hardworking school community.
Our driving principles are:
We believe that our strong and tangible ethos enables our children to become happy, confident and successful learners, equipping them with the necessary skills in preparation for an ever-changing world.
Little Ealing Primary School is underpinned by Values and our inclusive ethos embraces members of our school community where we are equally valued. We are committed to the service of young people and to help them play their full part in society.
The staff and Governors at Little Ealing Primary School aim to provide a supportive and challenging learning environment that will offer all children opportunities to develop. We strive to ensure that all children feel comfortable and secure regardless of their race, gender, religion or ability.
In order to achieve this we:
Our School values align with The British Values of:
The DfE have recently reinforced the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.’ The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated. British values are promoted in so much of what we do, not least during our school assemblies, Religious Education and PSHE lessons. Our values fulfil requirements for the British values highlighted in the Ofsted inspection framework namely:
Children are listened to and are taught to listen carefully to others. Children are taught to respect the right of individuals to have their voices and opinions heard. They are taught to discuss issues in a balanced and calm way. Each year the children review the Class Rules to ensure that they are still relevant. The School Council meets regularly and discusses issues raised in class or as a whole school. Each council member is voted for by their own class. Children complete an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the schools or the country are consistently reinforced at our school. Children are taught the value and the reason behind the rules and the laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibility this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as local Police and the Fire Service help to reinforce this message.
At our school, children are actively encouraged to make the right choices, knowing they are in a safe and supportive environment. Children are expected to take responsibility for their own actions and to understand the consequence their actions might have. We educate and provide boundaries for children to enable them to make informed choices, through a safe and supportive environment. The understanding of rights and responsibilities are promoted through acts of collective worship, e safety, PSHE.
Mutual respect is a core value at our school. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.
Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
LEPS recognises its role in preparing children for life in modern Britain. We actively promote celebrations of different faiths and cultures. The religious education syllabus is the agreed Ealing syllabus. Through RE and Personal, Social and Health Education we reinforce messages of tolerance and respect. The Curriculum Staff regularly review the curriculum to ensure that it promotes the areas above. It also ensures that children are taught about key events and figures in history. Events during the year celebrate culturally diverse occasions and memorable events taking place in the country.
At LEPS we will actively challenge children, staff or parents who express opinions that are contrary to fundamental British values including extremists views.