In 2014 the DfE produced guidance in which Lord Nash said:
- A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.
- We want every school to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.
- This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.
The Rule of Law
At Rauceby we have a clear set of expectations for the children. Children are taught why laws are in place and how they affect the lives of all in our community. Our House Captains and School Ambassadors, among others, are there to model expectations and to encourage children to make the right choices. We have visits from the local police to developlinks with the local community.
All members of the Rauceby School community have the opportunity to have their voice heard. Parents are invited to join working parties throughout the year. Children from each class are elected to represent pupil voice in the School Council, which meets regularly under the guidance of a member of staff. The staff, both teaching and support, have a voice on the Governing Body.
Within our Rule of Law the community at Rauceby is encouraged to make choices and to follow their beliefs, whilst respecting the wishes of others.
Tolerance of Others' Beliefs
An important part of the Rauceby Team working together successfully is ensuring that all people's thoughts, beliefs and ideas are respected, not just tolerated. Children learn that others will have differing views to their own but all are valuable in their own way.
Mutual Respect for All
This of all the values underpins all that the community at Rauceby believe in. All members of the school community are expected to treat others with the respect that they would like shown to them.
[Matthew 7:12] 'In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the essence of the Law and the prophets.'