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Ethos and Values

Ethos & Values

Offord Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We aim to provide an inclusive, happy, stimulating and challenging environment where everyone's potential is valued, enabling them to become confident members of the wider community with respect for themselves and others.

We are committed to:

  • making learning irresistible and encouraging lively enquiring minds
  • creating enthusiastic and independent learners
  • developing the whole child, honouring the diversity of each individual
  • encouraging the active involvement of all members of the school community

We encourage everyone to aim high, have fun and be the best they can be. We provide a secure, happy, caring and stimulating environment where everyone feels good about themselves and respects and abides by our Golden Rules

  • We are gentle - we don’t hurt others
  • We are kind and helpful - we don’t hurt anybody’s feelings
  • We listen - we don’t interrupt
  • We are honest - we don’t cover up the truth
  • We work hard - by ourselves and with others
  • We look after property - we don’t damage or spoil anything

British Values

How we promote British Values.

At Offord Primary School we create opportunities to 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.

We negotiate classroom and school roles and responsibilities for pupils, encouraging and listening to pupil opinions and suggestions. Playground buddies and learning mentors are trained to take a meaningful role to support others. Our School Council demonstrates democracy in action.

The rule of law
This is demonstrated through our policies and practice. We uphold high expectations of behaviour including adherence to our agreed Golden Rules, reward systems and sanctions.

Individual liberty and mutual respect
These are exemplified through day to day expectations and practice. We encourage and develop independence whilst demanding socially responsible attitudes and actions.

Tolerance and Respect
Good manners are expected from all members of the school community. We have high expectations of behaviour in and out of school. We celebrate and learn about different religious festivals, promoting understanding and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. The school has a long tradition of support for charities including: Children in Need, Macmillan Trust, The Poppy appeal, Sports Relief, Comic Relief, Jeans for Genes Day, Godmanchester Food Bank, and Operation Christmas Child.


At Offord we welcome and uphold our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations in relation to age (as appropriate), disability, ethnicity, gender (including issues of transgender, and of maternity and pregnancy), religion and belief, and sexual identity. We promote community cohesion in line with our duty under the Education and Inspections Act 2006.

We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998.

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