British Values

We want our children to become responsible, active citizens who participate in democracy and public life with respect for diversity and a commitment to working towards greater community cohesion. Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship is at the heart of our school which emphasises the difference between right and wrong and respecting and tolerating differences in a very diverse and modern Britain. We have planned a curriculum that will enable children to make progress towards these aims. Through engaging lessons, and appropriate activities, we can give them all a better understanding of themselves and others in the ‘community of communities’ in which they live. We can secure and influence behaviour and  attendance and encourage further involvement and commitment to education.

British values and related school values   Examples of how these are developed in our school and wider curriculum

Democracy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • To understand and respect the democratic process
  • To understand how they can influence decision making through the democratic process
  • To understand how to argue and defend a point of view
  • To understand the importance of team work

 

 

 

 

  • Pupils are listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with compassion, to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard
  • Children learn about democracy in their topics and literacy work, eg Guy Fawkes
  • Key questions for children at the beginning of new topics "What do I know already and what do I want to learn?"
  • PHSEe and RE lessons
  • School Council

 

 

 

The rule of law

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ability to recognise difference between right and wrong and apply this to their own lives
  • Ability to accept responsibility for their behaviour
  • To understand the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality and society more widely
  • To understand that living under the rule of law protects them and is essential for their wellbeing and safety

 

 

  • Children learn about democracy in their topics
  • PHSEe and RE lessons
  • Visitors in school, eg police talks
  • Class assemblies focusing on our golden rules
  • Circle time
  • Star of the week
  • House points
  • Relationships policy
  • Anti-bullying policy

 

 

 

 

 

Individual liberty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • To understand rights and responsibilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Children learn about liberty in their topics
  • Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment
  • School rules and golden rules
  • Choice of challenges within lessons
  • E-safety
  • Circle time
  • Star of the week
  • House points
  • Relationships policy
  • Anti-bullying policy

 

 

Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and believes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise that inform their interest in and respect for different people's faiths, feelings and values
  • Reflective about their own experiences
  • Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethnical issues and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others
  • Use a range of social skills in different contexts including workshops and socialising with pupils from different religions, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Participate in a variety of communities and social settings, cooperating well with others
  • Understanding and appreciation of a range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential part of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • Understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity as show by their tolerances and attitudes

 

  • Children learn about respect and tolerance in their topics
  • PHSEe and RE lessons
  • A range of different resources are used to support the entire curriculum to help pupils understand and welcome diversity
  • School rules and golden rules
  • Relationships policy
  • Equality scheme
  • Children working in curriculum areas in different groupings
  • Participating in community based activities
  • Visitors are invited into school to enrich and extend children's understanding
  • Celebrating festivals and holidays (Eid party, Diwali assembly, Carol Concert)