We endeavour to actively promote the four fundamental values of:
The Rule of Law,
Mutual Respect and Tolerance.
We endeavour to ensure that everyone understands their rights to freedom and liberty.
OUR SCHOOL CREED
This is St James Church School
Let peace live here
Let the rooms be full of happiness
Let love be all around
Love of one another
Love of all people
And love of life and living
Let us remember
That, as many hands build a house
So, many hearts build a school
As a Church School we promote the Christian Values of:
Reverence, Thankfulness, Peace, Forgiveness, Friendship, Justice, Hope and Creation.
We endeavour to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and equally.
We encourage children to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure that Pupil Voice is a key part of our school development. Our School Council members, Sports Council members and House Captains (voted for by the children) play an important role in our school development.
The Rule of Law
We endeavour to ensure that everyone understands the importance of rules.
We reinforce the importance of law in respect to home, school and the wider community through assemblies, collective worship, our Golden Rules and our everyday learning.
We ensure that our school rules are clear, and are displayed in all classes and understood by everybody. We follow 6 Golden Rules and every half term we make one rule a focus for the whole school.
OUR GOLDEN RULES
We are gentle
We are kind and helpful
We are honest
We work hard
We look after property
We encourage pupils to take responsibility for their actions, by guiding them through the school’s behaviour policy. We have a strong anti-bullying culture in school, where issues are addressed quickly. We have a clear and consistent behaviour policy that is carefully followed by all.
Visits by our local police and PCSO's help to reinforce our understanding of the Rule of Law.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance
We endeavour to ensure that everyone is treated as part of our community with love and respect.
We welcome, embrace and celebrate the diversity within our school community. Come in to school and see our language displays and the range of flags on show, each one signifying the countries represented by the children and families of our school.
We learn about a range of beliefs and faiths during our RE lessons and through collective worship and our links with St James Church.