Lee-on-the-Solent Infant and Nursery School (LOSINS) regularly reinforce and promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The school’s LEAP values are based on the United Nations Rights of the Child. At LOSINS we have a school council who represent the voice of pupils and is able to effect change within the school including participating in staff recruitment. Through our curriculum children are taught about, and encouraged to respect public institutions and services. All parents, carers and children can read and make comments on learning at LOSINS via Tapestry.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country are consistently reinforced at LOSINS. Children are taught the rules of the school through the LEAP values linked to the United Nations Rights of the Child and the Bay House cluster learning behaviours. Assemblies, the school's positive behaviour policy, e-safety charters and adult role models exemplify the rule of law. Children are taught about their rights but also their responsibility to make good choices.
As a school we educate and provide boundaries for children to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-Safety and PHSE work. LOSINS has a robust anti bullying culture with a positive behaviour policy in place.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
At LOSINS children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. The discussion and debate element P4C (Philosophy for Children) is threaded through all subjects of the curriculum. This ensures children are taught discretely how to deal with people who have opposing views to them and to feel confident to state if they have opposing views. The RE curriculum is also carefully planned to equip children with the knowledge which will enable them to understand the diverse nature of people's beliefs. We help them to understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.