Rule of Law

Rule of law means that we have laws that we need to stick by and that they are there for a reason – to keep us safe, protected and well.  This includes making sure that those who are responsible for upholding the law like the police, act and behave fairly.

Rule of law at DCoEJA

Children are taught about the rule of law through various areas of the curriculum.  Although not the law, we have a clear and simple behaviour code in school that we expect the children to uphold.

We want our pupils to feel free to voice their opinion in a respectful manner.  We appreciate that many of our pupils have different views on what they think is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ and ask that they explore these views and discuss them sensitively.  However, we have rules in school, and whilst they may disagree with them at times, in the end the children always appreciate why they are there – for their safety.  As they are subject to the school rules, we use this to help our pupils understand that all people living in Britain are subject to its rules – this is known as the law or the law of the land.