Guidance for staff & parents
Democracy is embedded at the pre-school. Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and voices heard through small and large group times.
The Rule of Law
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the pre-school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular pre-school days. The children are aware of the consequences of not following the rules in their pre-school community. The children learn to understand the difference between right and wrong in all aspects of school life throughout the day. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.
As a pre-school we are committed to praising children’s efforts. We endeavour to praise the children informally, individually, during the session or in front of the whole class.
At Westgate Pre School, our pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Our children are encouraged to give their opinions and share these ideas with due regard for the feeling of others. As part of our PSED curriculum we place a huge emphasis on the social and emotional learning of our children. We celebrate achievements both in and out of school.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. We encourage respect from all members of the pre-school community.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity.
We challenge intolerant views and explain in an age-appropriate way how these views can hurt and are unacceptable.
British Traditions and Heritage
We celebrate the role of Britain both historically and in the present. We want pupils to have knowledge of and be proud of their British heritage and the cultural and historical traditions that we are renowned for the world over. This involves celebrating Royal events, Remembrance Day, festivals such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter.
It is our intention to make our pre-school genuinely accessible to children and families for all sections of the local community.
Please be assured of confidentiality and sympathetic understanding on all issues.
This policy was adopted by Westgate Pre-School Ltd