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Respect and Tolerance


Our whole school ethos is built around mutual respect and we believe that there that respect for others is a vital component of moral development. We are an inclusive school where everyone is valued and has a contribution to make to the school.


Children learn that their behaviour has an effect on their own rights and those of others. This is reinforced throughout our PSHE curriculum, details of which can be found on our Curriculum Pages.  Staff help children to understand how to respect one another by talking about how actions/words can affect others. Events and circumstances are planned for pupils to go into the community to meet with a variety of people in different situations which include: sports events, community events and shared participation with other schools.


We support others by collecting Harvest goods for those less fortunate, participating in national charitable events such as Children in Need, and fund raising for local charities such as the Ellenor Lions hospice, the local Food Bank and the Salvation Army in Gravesend. More details can be found on our charities page. 


Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has evolved around core values such as ‘Respect’, and children are modelled this by caring, sharing and listening to others.




Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs


We aim to enhance children’s understanding of different faiths and beliefs by participating in a range of celebrations throughout the year. Through our school values, all children are taught to respect everyone regardless of their faith and beliefs.


In the curriculum through Religious Education, PSHE, English (fiction), Art, Geography and History as well as our Assembly themes, children consider cultures from other parts of the world, different faiths and beliefs. We invite visitors form our community to share their knowledge and to enhance learning both within classes and for the whole school.


We also visit local buildings which celebrate different faiths, for example St Aidan's Church, the Muslim Centre, Synagogue and the Gurdwara.