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Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values.


In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is "right" and "wrong", all people living in England are subject to its law.


The Key Values are:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

A visit from Judge Overbury

A visit from Judge Overbury 1

On the 13th September, the Wolves were visited by Judge Overbury QC from Ipswich Crown Court.

As part of his visit, the Wolves acted out the mock trial of Johnny Rotten who had been accused of stealing a bike from a shed. Before the trial began various members of the class had to put on robes and wigs to make increase the authenticity of the occasion. Each participant had to explain the role that they were going to play in the trial - this included the two barristers, criminal investigators and the jury. As the trial progressed and the evidence shared it wasn't looking good for Johnny Rotten. In the end the jury found him guilty and he was served with a £200 fine!

Following the trial, Judge Overbury very kindly stayed to answer our questions about what he does as a judge and told us about some of the exciting cases that he has presided over.

The timing of the Judge's visit was perfect as, in our English lessons; we are studying a poem which tells the story of a real murder which took part in 1844. During the unit the Wolves will be presented with additional evidence and have to decide whether the correct man was hanged for the crime.

We were very grateful to Judge Overbury for visiting us; we know that that he is a very busy and important man. Everyone, including Mr. Gray and Miss O'Neill, learnt a lot about the trial process and the role of the court system.

Anti-Bullying Week 2018: Respecting others

Friday 16th November was the end of Anti-Bullying week so, after our assembly (which featured The Jungle Book and a rap about odd socks!), we spent the day working in our 'family groups' on a range of creative activities with a theme of 'Respecting Others'. Our work was based around the books 'Beegu', 'Elmer the Elephant' and 'Everyone is Born Free'.

At the end of the day, we invited our parents and carers to come and look at our artwork (and try and find our Beegu!). It was a brilliant day which taught us that it is okay to be different and everyone should be respected.

Click here to find out more and see the photos.

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