British Values

We promote ‘British Values’ through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through the school’s curriculum and supports the development of the ‘whole child’.

We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by all the staff and provide a model of behaviour for our pupils.

The curriculum in all phases offers broad and balanced opportunities.

The ability to understand and communicate are the most important areas of learning. We ensure that pupils are given a ‘voice’ to communicate. This ‘voice’ could be using words, objects, photographs, pictures or symbols.

We empower our pupils by giving them opportunities to make choices about the things that they believe to be important. By valuing each ‘voice’ and by listening and responding to that voice we demonstrate that we support democracy and liberty. We have an active School Council.

We involve pupils in setting codes of behaviour; helping pupils to make decisions and choices that are acceptable to the school community and society at large.

Pupils are helped to learn to manage their behaviour and take responsibility for their actions. Staff are committed to providing a consistent and predictable environment within the school and beyond. We can help many pupils to understand the connection between actions and consequences. This type of environment enables pupils to feel safe and secure; this in turn, promotes the optimum conditions for learning to take place.

Pupils are encouraged to become good and valued citizens. We do this by supporting each pupil to become as independent as possible. We endeavour to demonstrate that everyone has rights; this includes the right to say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to ideas or activities. Many of our pupils will be able to take responsibility for particular roles and to understand that with certain rights comes certain responsibilities. Learning to do things independently is an important part of learning to understand yourself. We support others by participating in charitable events such as Red Nose Day/Comic Relief and Children in Need. We believe that engendering a caring and helpful environment and being independent can boost and nurture a healthy self esteem.

We promote each pupil’s inclusion in activities, settings and locations that are appropriate to them individually to meet their needs. Within school, pupils work with a range of people and interactions with others are always positively promoted. This may include working with external coaches, theatre groups etc. The curriculum is personalised and planned for pupils and may include transitioning within the range of resources and places on the site and going into the community to meet with a range of people in a variety of situations which include community events and shared participation with other schools/colleges.

We believe it is important to facilitate opportunities to be part of the community as the pupils, families and staff have much to offer in the development of community cohesion.

We are part of a school and local community where each person is respected and valued equally without regard to ability, gender, faith, heritage or race. 

Cultural appreciation and development forms part of our curriculum. We place great emphasis on providing encounters and participation in events and celebrations to broaden all pupils’ experiences and awareness of others.

Our Assemblies help all pupils to find out about themselves and others linking their lives to the communities in which they belong. Pupils are encouraged to experience British Culture through our curriculum themes. For example, pupils have visited many local places. As a school, we take part in sporting activities which helps to instil ‘fair play’ and engender a ‘team spirit’.

Although some of our pupils may find it difficult to articulate their feelings and concerns; staff are attuned to changes in demeanour and well-being that may indicate anxiety. If they are concerned about a pupil our accepted practice links to the Child Protection Policy which entrusts a duty of care to all staff to actively protect and promote the welfare of children.

The staff work closely with parents, carers and other professionals to ensure that the pupils at Mallard Primary are happy, well cared for and enabled to learn the skills they need to live a fulfilling life as part of their community.

‘All lessons come with full explanations, and the teachers and support staff are there to help and answer any questions.’

Pupil comments

‘I like using the DT equipment like the wood cutting saws.’

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‘Mallard Primary School is a great school with plenty of opportunities. The staff are always keeping a close eye on the children to make them safe.’

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‘In our school, the teachers are really great at teaching every subject across the curriculum. The dinner options are a bonus too!’

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‘I love the science sessions because of the practical investigations.’

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‘The tasty, nutritious meals are the best part.’

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‘Mallard Primary School is the school to choose because the teachers make learning fun (as possible). Additonally, you have many opportunities like signing up for Pupil Parliament, and a range of after-school clubs.’

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‘Our school is a great place to learn. Everyone in the school is amazing, kind and caring.’

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‘Mallard Primary School offers a lot of learning opportunities. The teachers are always there to help when there is a student in need.’

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‘In our school, there are great teachers, great lessons and great dinner options.’

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‘School dinners are brilliant, and the kitchen staff are even nicer!’

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‘This is an amazing school: really kind and caring teachers; amazing learning opportunities; lots of help if you neeedd it! There is a range of topics to learn, which are taught to you in fun and easy ways. Mallard Primary School is a really good option for anyone looking for a new school.’

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‘I love maths and PE sessions because the teachers make them enjoyable.’

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‘Our school has many positive aspects. The behaviour is outstanding; play-time includes a variety of activities; teachers in the school community offer help and support. This school shows how everyone is treated fairly, equally and this is why I come here!’

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‘Explanations are clear and easy to understand. If your child attends this school, you are giving them the best chance. Mallard has given me everything I need to prepare me for my secondary years.’

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‘I can’t wait for the Year 6 residential trip. I am so excited for this experience!’

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