Through a variety of learning experiences we help each child:

  • To think and act for him/her self
  • To develop personal qualities and values
  • To take his/her place in a wide range of roles in preparation for adult life
  • To develop confidence/independence
  • To value and respect him/herself and value others
  • To know him/herself better and think well of him/herself
  • To develop social skills
  • Value and respect belongings/living things/environment
  • Be able to share/co-operate

During the Infants and Juniors pupils study of four key areas:

  • Personal development
  • Active citizens
  • Health and safety
  • Relationship

Long Term Plan

British Values

At Manor Lodge we take pride in actively promoting the fundamental British Values throughout the school. We strongly believe in individual freedom, tolerance of others, personal and social responsibility and upholding the rule of law. Fostering these values is at the heart of our curriculum and in the wider life of the school.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools.  The government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

The following examples show some of the ways Manor Lodge seeks to embed British Values.


Mutual respect is taught through formal PSHEE lessons. Children are encouraged to know their rights and responsibilities and personal freedoms. They learn how to make safe choices and about the consequences of when the law is broken.


Tolerance of different faiths and religions is promoted in RE. Children learn about religious diversity and the practices of the main religions represented in the UK. Children are encouraged to share their faiths and beliefs within the school and celebrate festivities throughout the calendar year.

School Council

The school promotes a democratic process for the election of school councillors. This cultivates the concept of freedom of speech and group action to address needs and concerns.

Daily acts of collective worship and assemblies

Our assemblies uphold values of empathy, respect and tolerance. Local religious leaders are invited to reinforce these values; traditionally seen in our harvest assemblies. Furthermore, our weekly class assemblies cover a wide variety of topics.

Theme days and National events

In recent years, we have celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The children also witnessed the visit of the Olympic torch to mark the special occasion of the Olympic Games. Our theme days have seen the celebration of the Commonwealth, Scottish dancing and Folk dancing. Languages day added to the diverse celebration of events at Manor Lodge with staff contributing to a range of activities to instil awareness and respect towards other cultures.