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The Rule of Law

Definition: For good public order, governance, personal well-being and flourishing, social boundaries must be adhered to and, under God, those in authority - and their decisions - should be respected and obeyed.  Any change in the law should always be pursued by democratic means.

We have high expectations of our pupils at St. Bart's and these are promoted through our "Expectations for Behaviour" document that is displayed in classrooms.  Each year the children also draw up class charters, based on our core values, and this important exploration of consequences helps the children appreciate how important consistent rules are to an ordered society.


A clear sense of right and wrong is instilled within the pupils from an early age which is regularly reinforced by examples from the wider context so that our children will grow to respect and follow the laws of the land.


Break times are opportunities for the children to negotiate and follow rules.  The children helped develop our school rules for playground Football and there are pupil referees who practise enforcing these rules fairly.