At Our Lady of Grace Catholic Infant School we are learning to love and grow like Jesus
Our School Houses
Each child at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Infants School is put into a house which is mixed across year groups. Children can achieve house points for academic and non-academic reasons and these house points count toward a prize for all the children in that house each term. The house names are named after inspirational people from history who embody the British Values of
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
The inspirational people who lead our houses are Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, Mary Seacole and Emmeline Pankhurst. Your child will be given a fact sheet about their inspirational house lead to share with you at home.
What Can We Do?
• Ensure that everyone has a right to have a say • Ensure the child’s, parents' and staff’s voice is heard. Support children to take turns • Encourage children to share • Support children to become independent and take responsibility • Support children to learn boundaries • Give children the opportunities to make choices • Promote an climate to share opinions and ideas • Ensure that children are listened to • Respect everyone as an individual • Role model behaviour • Celebrate differences in people • Support children to have a positive sense of their own identity and culture.
• Pupil Voice • School Council – children voting for their class representative • Pupil Questionnaires • Parent Questionnaires • Staff Questionnaires • Parents Support Group • Our Lady of Grace Schools' Friends Association • Staff Meetings/Briefings • Appraisal/Review meetings. School Mission Statement • School Behaviour Policy • Religious Education Lessons • Cross Curricular Speaking and Listening opportunities. School Council/Playleaders. • Assemblies that emphases the commandment – to love your neighbour as yourself/The Good Samaritan/the story of Zacchaeus etc. • Visitors to school ie local councillors • Lenten/Advent Charity Work • Science: every one is different/Journey in Love • Displays • High expectations of behaviour and what can be achieved by each individual • International monthly focus • Geography curriculum • Website • Feedback to children re behaviour/work. • Circle Time.
The Rule of Law
What Can We Do?
Support children to understand right and wrong • Support children’s understanding of how the law of the land and our school rules reflect the 10 Commandments • Share and support the rules of the setting with all stakeholders • To ensure children have an understanding of the consequences of their actions • To ensure there is no discrimination within the setting • To ensure that any discrimination identified is addressed within the setting • To ensure children have a sense of fairness • Listen to the child’s voice when deciding the setting’s rules and boundaries.
The children's creation of their own class rules based on the Rights Respecting Charter. • School Behaviour Policy shared with all stakeholders – also on the website. • Pupil Voice • Circle time/Religious Education Lessons. • Children encouraged to take responsibility for their own actions. • Safeguarding/Anti-bullying/SEND policies. • Behaviour log/Bullying log/Racist incidents log • Pupil Voice • School Council. Weekly Gospel • School Assemblies on the theme of fairness/ discrimination • Support from local police liaison officer – ie assemblies to introduce themselves and to reinforce the law of the land. • Support from traffic wardens etc to reinforce local laws. • Home/School Agreements • Key Stage Booklets. • Pupil/Parent Questionnaires. • Staff meetings re behaviour/anti-bullying. • Visitors to school – people who help us. • British History topics outlining how law has evolved.
What Can We Do?
• Plan for individual children • Ensure all information about the child progress and development is shared with both child and parents. • Ensure children have access to resources • To support parental choice • To support the rights of the child • To support children to make the right choices • To listen to everyone’s point of view • To ensure all stakeholders are considerate of others and the environment.
Mission Statement • RE Curriculum – encouraging children to respect both themselves and others • Target setting with children • Encouraging good listening skills • Pupil Voice • Differentiation in planning/teaching • Encouraging the children to be independent and reflective learners • ECHP’s Medical plans etc • Parents/Pupil Meetings. • Reports to parents • Behaviour Policy • Anti-bullying policy • Safeguarding Policy. • Home School Agreement. • School Website • Encouraging an understanding of the rights of the child through CAFOD and Childline – and visits from them.
What Can We Do?
Provide opportunities to consult parents • To work together as a team respecting each other • To ensure parents are involved in their children’s learning • To provide positive role models • To value individuality • To value all cultures and beliefs • To respect all languages • To respect each other’s space • To ensure all stakeholders feel safe and secure.
Positive Role models – adults and children • Good behaviour • RE Lessons emphasising that every person is unique and ‘crated in the image of God’ • Mission Statement • Parent Forum • Parent questionnaires • Learning about other faiths • Learning about other cultures - geography • Celebrations – such as International Week, Gospel Assemblies • Celebrating festivals of other cultures ie Diwali, Chinese New Year • Links with local and deanery schools • Charity work • Website Ethos/vision statement • Displays around the school • Stories • Circle time.
Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
What Can We Do?
• To combat discrimination through awareness • To ensure ethos of setting reflects an awareness of all cultures and beliefs • To have knowledge and understanding of other cultures and beliefs • To celebrate diversity within and outside the setting • To role model behaviour and attitudes towards others • To encourage all parental input in the setting.
Assemblies – ie anti- bullying, Gospel Assemblies based on how Jesus encouraged tolerance in such stories as the’ Good Samaritan’ and the ‘Woman at the Well’ • Class discussions • Study of other faiths • Visits • Ethos/vision • Website • Celebrations • Festivals • Parental involvement.