Clavering Primary School is a very special place.
At our school we aim to provide a caring and inclusive environment, which has high expectations and values all members within the school community. We respect the needs of all individuals and provide opportunities for all pupils to reach their full potential.
The school has a tradition of being a caring and friendly environment for children; this ethos stems from the high calibre and commitment of staff and governors where we encourage all children to be enthusiastic and committed learners who aim to develop their confidence, capacity to learn and work independently and collaboratively.
We hope that you will learn much about our school from this prospectus. Feel free to make an appointment to come and visit the school as we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and there is no better way to find out about the school than to see it in action. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Miss R. Allsop B.Ed., M.Ed., NPQH
Our Core Values
All maintained schools must meet the requirements set out in section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils. Through ensuring pupils’ SMSC development, schools can also demonstrate they are actively promoting fundamental British values.
The Department for Education states that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
At Clavering Primary School these values are embedded throughout the curriculum and reinforced regularly in the following ways.
Pupils are always listened to by adults and are encouraged to listen carefully to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their voice heard. Pupils also have the opportunity to share their opinions and ideas through frequent pupil interviews and questionnaires. The decisions made by the School Council are based on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.
The rule of law
The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced. The school rules are deeply embedded and each class also discusses and sets its own rules that are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment. Our 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.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education. Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our e-safety and PSHE lessons.
The pupils know and understand that it is expected and that it is imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big or small. The core value of respect at Clavering Primary School is deeply embedded in all that we do – both inside and outside of the school.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Clavering Primary School enhances pupils’ understanding of different faiths and beliefs through RE, PSHE, visits to other schools in different settings, welcoming visitors and enjoying a depth of study during themed weeks. Through this our pupils gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.