At Lever House, we are committed to serving our children, our families and our wider community and surrounding area.
We recognise the multicultural nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school plays in promoting British values and tolerance and respect for others.
As a community school, we encourage admissions from all those entitled to education under British law regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status. We are here to provide Learning, Creativity and FUN for everyone.
This statement outlines the key British Values we actively promote.
Every year the pupils vote for those pupils who wish to stand for election to be a House Captain (2 x per House) and the School Council (2 x per class). We hold election campaigns, a hustings and a Voting Day.
The school council meets with the headteacher in school in order to share pupils’ views and drive new initiatives both within school and in the wider community.
Pupils have links with the local magistrates, which includes visits to the local courts and visits by representatives of the court of law to school.
The Rule of Law
The school has a clearly defined behaviour policy that positively rewards good behaviour both in and out of school. This also sets out clear boundaries and appropriate consequences and engages parents when necessary to further reinforce school rules.
Behaviour is monitored closely and incidents of poor behaviour and racial/ homophobic incidents are minimal.
The school has very close links with our local Police Community Support Officer who regularly visits school to work with pupils and deliver assemblies. He regularly patrols outside of school ensuring that children are safe when exiting the school and parents are adhering to safe parking. Yr 5 pupils work closely with our local PCSO to create engaging assemblies on a local neighbourhood theme. This year the theme is on Vandalism.
Independence, Resilience and Respect
Within school independence and resilience is promoted with the pupils encouraged to take educated risks, safe in the knowledge that they are supported by a safe and secure environment.
The school provides a wide range of clubs and activities outside of the school day and pupils are encouraged to make choices based on their own interests. Attendance at clubs is also monitored and pupils are encouraged to try new activities where possible in order to broaden their horizons.
Pupils have key roles and responsibilities within each class and the whole school, for which pupils actively put themselves forward.
Our curriculum embodies values of mutual respect through many of our Units.
At playtime, PALS representatives initiate play and support our younger pupils.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Our R.E. curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures.
Within our broad curriculum our pupils are introduced to other cultures such as Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. We also study many other cultures within our Geography units such as Europe, China and other Non EU countries.
In addition to this we offer curriculum enrichment through multi-cultural weeks and assembly topics, which are reviewed and adapted to meet the ever changing needs of our society.We teach Mandarin from Reception class to Year 6 and pupils leave school being able to read, write and speak Mandarin.
In order to experience the unique ethos and atmosphere of our school then a visit to Lever House is recommended.