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The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law


The importance of laws, as part of living and working together as a school community, permeates much of the structures and expectations that we have at Bowdon Church School. They are referred to by children and staff throughout the day and are underpinned by our School Values of Kindness, Responsibility and Respect.


School rules and the behaviour policy are promoted in a way that makes children clearly responsible for their own actions.  They are helped to understand that rules and laws exist to provide a fair society for all and to ensure the smooth running of our school and the wider community.

Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind the rules and law, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. We work closely with parents to encourage their understanding and support so that the children know that the adults around them are consistent in their expectations. Visits from local magistrates and working alongside the police, school nurse and fire service all help to reinforce this message.