Rule of Law


The pupils at our school will encounter rules and laws throughout their entire lives. At Pebsham, we want our pupils to understand that whether these rules and laws are leading their class, the school, their neighbourhood or the country, they are set for good reasons and must be adhered to.  We want pupils to learn the difference between right and wrong and how to make judgements about their own actions.

Understanding the importance of rules will be consistently reinforced through assemblies and our curriculum. Pupils have been involved in the creation and shaping of our school rules, the Pebsham 5 and through their involvement, they understand the reasons behind the rules and the consequences if they are broken.   Our School Council wrote and designed our playtime rules the Playground High-5 to further the importance for a safe and happy learning environment.

Here are a few of the ways we have been learning about the Rule of Law at Pebsham:


  • We are being visited by Huw Merriman, our local MP this term, we will be asking about his role as MP.
  • Year 4 investigated crime - they held a court case and sentenced the criminal!
  • We developed our School Rules: The Pebsham 5
  • The School Council wrote our Playground rules
  • We understand the consequences of breaking rules and laws.
  • We learn about laws in other countries in assemblies.
  • We discuss the reasons why we have laws in our assemblies.
  • Our behaviour rules teach us about right and wrong.
  • Our police liaison officer visits classes to talk about police and the law
  • In assembly, we thought about graffiti and how it is important to respect the laws of our country. 
  • In assembly, we heard about how our laws help us to be treated equally. 
  • In assembly, we considered whether young people who break the law should be punished as adults.
  • In assembly, we heard about the people of Korea, who had not seen each other for 70 years because of the laws and we considered how this would have felt.